A group of students working through the mission program World Changers repair a house in Augusta. (Source: WFXG)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -
Some teenagers have been making a huge difference in the CSRA this week.
"I've been wanting to go on a mission trip for a long time and I just never had the chance," said Noah McFarlin.
That chance came for him this week.
"I've been painting houses and I've been scraping off paint off the walls and we've just got done finishing up near the high spots of the house," McFarlin said.
McFarlin, an Athens native, joined 133 other students from across the nation to help in fixing up some homes in Augusta through a mission program called World Changers.
"I enjoy learning new stuff with all the World Changers I have been on," said Taylor Fisher, another teen volunteering.
World Changers projects take place annually in 85 cities nationwide, and students like Fisher have acquired many skills over the years.
"I have learned how to roof a house, tar a parking lot, build a deck," Fisher said. "Just different skills that they teach you."
But regardless of whether the student is in his or her first or fourth year of volunteering, this mission trip ultimately serves one purpose.
"Just to be able to spread the word of God," said Jacob Dixon, who is a first-timer.
"We just want to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ," said Blaine Seagraves, a youth pastor that came to Augusta with his youth group. "We want to share his love and grace and more importantly, his truth, of his gospel message with the community."
"God sent us here to be of worship for him and if there aren't people to go out and get people and save them, then, what's the point?" asked Mollie McGinnis.
The students will be working on various houses until Saturday.
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