Clarksville, TN – More than 19,000 students made a decision to pay money out of their own pockets in order to help improve living conditions of people across the United States and Canada. 94 students from across the nation will be in Clarksville the week of July 17th-21st working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to putting new roofs on homes.
On average, participating students pay $250.00 to take part in the week. This summer, 90 World Changers projects will take place in more than 85 cities from Alaska to Florida, New York to California, and many places in between.
In its 22nd summer of operation, World Changers assists cities across North America to alleviate substandard housing. “Our partnerships are they key to the past 22 years. Relationships with cities and churches have provided an avenue for students to make a difference in communities across North America,” says John Bailey, team leader for World Changers. World Changers is an initiative of Lifeway Student Ministries.
Following a six-session “how-to” study that participants complete prior to coming, students serving Clarksville have hit the ground running. The major work began today and the students will be staying at Spring Creek Baptist Church for the week. This initiative is in partnership with the Cumberland Baptist Association.