world changers

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Project by Joey posted 06-21-2008 02:16 AM 2171 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 06-21-2008 02:29 AM

Attaboy! Those kids did good

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#2 posted 06-21-2008 05:44 AM

You are giving these kids much more then an understanding of carpentry. You are giveing them self esteem, a feeling of accomplishment, a feeling of togetherness, that they belong to something bigger than themselves.\, and how good it feels it feels to do for others. you did really good.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 06-21-2008 03:30 PM

Wonderful job.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 06-21-2008 05:02 PM

Using our skills to help others, it just feels so GOOOOD!

Thanks for taking the time to provide the leadership to our younger generation.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 06-21-2008 06:45 PM

Nice work, Joey….. in more ways than one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-22-2008 08:56 PM

wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 06-23-2008 01:58 AM

Sounds like a great cause. Good way for kids to learn hands on engineering too.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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