Ministering since 1992, Reach Workcamps is a weeklong mission of service to low-income communities. Working with local agencies and/or local churches, the camps seek to make an impact on residents, communities, students and adult sponsors who attend. It is a life-changing experience as campers participate in activities that build community and self-esteem, encourages spiritual growth and enables them to understand their role in combating poverty. Reach strives to be the industry leader by providing the highest quality Christian mission trips for Jr. and Sr. High youth groups
During the week of July 9-16, eleven students and adults from Grace Baptist served with Reach Mission Trips in Hurricane, WV. There were a total of 491 students and adults on work crews with at least 30 additional volunteers. We worked on a total of 44 houses this week, completing roofing projects, installing new gutters, repairing decks, railings and stairs, replacing decks, installing new porch roofs, cleaning siding with TSP, painting houses, painting trim inside and out, painting rooms and ceilings, replacing floors, and repairing fences. It was a lot of amazing work and there were a lot of God sightings.
“I saw God in the enthusiasm of the blue shirts, my crew mates, and in the kindness of my neighbor. I greatly enjoyed being given the opportunity to develop new skills that I could utilize in order to put a much safer roof over my neighbor’s head.”–Christy Arango-Kautz
“I had a great time being able to help other people. It was such a great experience because I was able to meet so many different people from all over. Thank you!”– Samantha Scharf
All of us who went on the trip would like to thank you, our church family, for all of the financial support, love, and prayers. Without you and your support throughout the year, this trip would not be possible.
The senior high youth went to Monroe, NC, July 6-12, 2014.