A group of students, staff, and parents kicked off the first week of 2020 together in Whiteville, North Carolina (during Spiritual Life Emphasis Week). This was CCS’s third partnership with Samaritan’s Purse re-building homes ravaged by hurricanes. This particular effort was in response to Hurricane Florence of 2018.

Our volunteers worked on the same team and home for the duration of our stay. We washed and prepped drywall for painting, and then added two coats of paint to all of the walls and ceilings in the house, over 50 total gallons! Part of our team built a deck, and yet others laid vinyl  flooring in several rooms.

At Samaritan’s Purse, it’s not all about the project. It’s about the people — homeowners, and equipping    volunteers to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. A highlight of our trip was the opportunity  to have dinner back at base camp with our homeowner, Miss Kathy, and also some time at the end of the     week to walk through her home with her to see the progress. It is a privilege to be used by God to show His love and provision to others!