DALLAS—Middle school and high school students from churches across Texas spent a week of their summer vacation helping Dallas bounce back from sub-standard housing.
Thirty-eight students and leaders volunteering with Bounce Student Disaster Recovery completed construction projects that helped homeowners improve their houses.
Bounce partnered with the city of Dallas and People Helping People to help provide project assignments and construction materials.
First Baptist Church in Duncanville hosted the students, providing hot meals, showers and a place to sleep when they returned from a day’s work.
“It helps me realize that random acts of kindness aren’t always as hard to do as we would think.” said Parker Moore, a ninth grader from Wylie Baptist Church. “Being here helps me realize people aren’t always going to act defensive when you talk about the gospel.”
“I am really proud of the students for their service and hard work in the heat this week. I always think it’s great when we give students an opportunity to live out their faith, and that’s exactly what they’ve done this week,” said Scott Stevens, Dallas mission coordinator for Bounce.
Bounce is a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, which is affiliated with more than 5,300 churches and ministries. Bounce invites students to assist communities in their efforts to bounce back from devastation after a disaster has struck.
For more information about Bounce mission projects, visit texasbaptists.org/bounce.