|Project by Joey||posted 06-21-2008 02:16 AM||1458 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This project was not really mine, I just led a group of teenagers in it. For those not familiar with World Changers, it’s a mission organization that goes into low income areas with adults and student volunteers from all over the country. It is part of the North American Missions Board/Southern Baptist Convention. There are 2 goals, to perform the repairs on the house, usually painting or roofing, and spred the gospel to the owners and neighbors. This was in Birmingham, Al the week of june 9th. I was a crew chief with 9 teenagers from different youth groups. Our first project was to paint a house. We finished it before the end of the week, so we were asked to repair/rebuild an existing stair case. The stair case stringers and treads were in good shape, but the hand rails moved out in either direction about 6 inches. It was very dangerous. I took 3 teenagers from my crew and taught them stair construction. They demoed the hand rails. All we had to work with was 2X12’s. I did the ripping down to a 2X4 with a skil saw, but every other cut, drill, screw or nail was done by them. They did great and were so proud of what they accomplished, and the home owner loved it. I don’t have a before picture, but here is the after shot and one of me and the crew.
I would recommend World Changers to anyone, it was a great experience. The students worked hard, got the job done, and shared God’s love in the process.
-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com