Youth from the Waco and Boys Ranch campuses attended the Central Texas Conference Youth in Mission (CTCYM) trip June 16-22. The mission team was hosted by Idabel United Methodist Church in Idabel, Okla.
CTCYM offers youth a way to serve others through the rebuilding of homes and small facilities weathered by age, poverty or natural disaster. This year, projects included general home repairs, installing an air conditioner for a family, cleaning yards of debris, mending a fence and building a wheelchair ramp for a 23-year-old quadriplegic man.
“I love how our youth step up and work hard despite the often difficult conditions,” said Ron Britton, spiritual development minister at MCH. “They have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world and develop compassion for others.”
This was the second mission trip for Terra, a Waco campus resident, who said she had a positive spiritual experience during the trip.
“My eyes were opened to how people really need help,” she said. “I could see God working through us. I believe we truly see God when we let Him in and let Him use us to help others.”
Tristan, also a Waco campus resident, was part of the same group of youth participating in the project.
“I learned to have more patience,” he said. “There was a lot of hard work involved but it was worth it after seeing how much the family truly appreciated our help.”