Mount Hebron West Baptist Church, Elmore, on missioncomment (0)
August 12, 2010
Mount Hebron West Baptist Church, Elmore, served as a place for 190 Mission Serve volunteers from North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas and all across Alabama to lay their heads and grab a bite to eat July 12–16.
Mission Serve is a Cumming, Ga.-based organization that exists to strengthen neighborhoods and improve individuals’ lives by working to eliminate substandard housing through volunteerism and community involvement.
The volunteers gave 15 project sites in Elmore County makeovers by doing things like repairing roofs and replacing windows and siding. They also offered the people they came in contact with the opportunity to make over their lives by sharing the gospel with them. Each night, the volunteers gathered at the Elmore Baptist Association church for corporate worship and to recap their day with their church groups.
Jeremy Jones, Mount Hebron West Baptist’s youth pastor who served as project coordinator and speaker during worship, said the missions project was an eye-opening experience for the youth of his church, showing them both the physical and spiritual needs of those around them.