• Area youth make McDuffie County a mission field
By Linda Green

Normally a person wanting to help those less fortunate goes away on a mission trip, but McDuffie County youth twist it around every year and stay home.
From June 2-5, McDuffie County became a mission field as 103 youth, from sixth to 12th grade, participated in the 13th annual Mission McDuffie.
The youth, and 40 adult leaders from 12 churches, performed various tasks at 35 sites, with the farthest being in Camak.
“Mission McDuffie is unique because it is a mission trip in your own town,” said Lindsey Dunn, one of the program’s coordinators.
Mission McDuffie is an area-wide service project where youth go out and transform houses. All the work is done for homeowners who cannot afford it.
The youth participating in the 2014 Mission McDuffie donated volunteer labor valued at $56,871, Dunn said.
The youth and adult leaders worked on 37 homes during the morning, which included 13 exterior painting of houses, two new roofs, 17 yard work and debris clean ups, 12 pressure washes and 10 construction jobs that included building wheelchair ramps and the repairing of stairs. In the evening, the participants gathered for a rally under the theme of “Marvel” to hear messages from community leaders and guest speakers. The speakers encouraged students to be the hands and feet of Jesus in all areas of their lives.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, June 12, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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