Two local churches, Community Church and First Christian of El Dorado Springs, MO partnered together to go on a work mission trip to Beaumont, Texas. For four days the group of nine worked to pack water soaked belongings out to the curb, remove sheet rock and tiles, and distribute funds and goods to folks in need.
The group of nine persons represented 5 churches and had donations from 9 churches. They traveled about 1,500 miles in two vehicles pulling two enclosed trailers containing tools and about 1,500 lbs. of items to give away. They helped 5 families in Texas and spent $4,000.00.
Those who made the trip and were able to serve were: Scotty Pritchett, Heath Brown, Randy Haberle, Mike Nelson, Mike Greer, Sharon Greer, Chad Daniel, Eli Daniel, and Jack Daniel.
The youngest was 13, and the oldest was 73. With the Daniel family, three generations were represented. Thanks to those who donated, those who prayed, and to the folks of Texas who gave the workers such a warm welcome and showed such determination to overcome adversity. Even one couple aged 97 and 94 whom they helped, is determined to build back and live in their home again.
Story and photos courtesy of Jack and Chad Daniel.