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Army comes to town
Houston County Courier - May 2009
The U.M. Army, also known as the United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth, is coming to Crockett to provide home repair assistance to people in need.
For information call the office of First United Methodist Church, Crockett, at 544-5621.
Its mission is two-fold; serving people in need, and providing young people with an opportunity to mature in their faith-walk and life skills through Christian service.
Youth and adult volunteers will be in Crockett Monday-Friday, July 20-24 to provide free home repairs for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the surrounding area.
Repairs are not made to rental property.
Volunteers sacrifice a week of their vacation to join God’s Army.
Using a the First United Methodist Church in Crockett as a base camp where they sleep and eat Army food, participants spend the week providing free home repairs for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the surrounding area.
Through the building of wheelchair ramps, porches, steps, and handrails, painting homes, cleaning houses, and mowing yards, this army reaches out and becomes missionaries serving God’s people.
This work, along with daily devotions and evening worship, provides a unique opportunity for Christian growth and leadership development in youth.
Combining this with evening recreation, fellowship, and fun makes U. M. Army an unforgettable and life-changing experience.
Homes are repaired. Hearts are lifted. Lives are changed. Love is shared. God is revealed.