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St. John’s Group Workcamp 2014 Helps Improve the Lives of Area Residents.

Youth have traveled to many surrounding states in the past several years to help with Group Workcamps where they build relationships even as they swing hammers and paintbrushes.

This year St. John’s Lutheran Church is sponsoring the Workcamp which runs from July 6-12. St. John’s is hosting youth from churches in Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and, of course, Ohio.

Youth and leaders (close to 400 people!) are staying in Fairbanks High School while they work to improve the homes of local residents in the Marysville/Milford Center area. The gymnasium at Fairbanks has been turned into a giant area for evening programs. Classrooms substitute for bedrooms with volunteers sleeping on the floors. Meals are served in the cafeteria.

All home repairs done by the group work teams are free and include painting, wheelchair ramp and porch construction, and any other building and renovation projects home owners may need.

The groups have devotions every morning and evening. Each work crew also has lunch devotions at their work site, encouraging the people whose homes they are working on to join in.

On Wednesday afternoon, the youth will get a break from all their hard work with a canoeing adventure.

For more information on the Group Workcamps, please visit the St. John’s Lutheran Church Announcements Page HERE and Like their Facebook page HERE.

You can also follow all of the activities with the Group Workcamp by Liking their Facebook page HERE.

Additionally, you can find Workcamps all over the United States by going to the Group Mission Trips page HERE.

Thanks to our wonderful staff member, Margie, for letting us know about this inspiring event. Margie’s daughter, Michaela, is taking part in the Group Workcamp this week. Way to go, Michaela!