Deck & ramp work were completed at Reelfoot Rural Ministries by mission team from Lexington First UMC
Mission team from Lexington First United Methodist Church worked in the home rehabilitation program for Reelfoot Rural Ministries, July 6-8. (Submitted photos)
Lexington First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Tennessee, dispatched a mission team to work with the home rehabilitation program at Reelfoot Rural Ministries (RRM), July 6-8.
RRM is a multi-faceted social service agency of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church that serves Dyer, Lake and Obion Counites in northwest Tennessee and Fulton County in southwest Kentucky.
Bart Shaull, a member of the church, called the trip “successful” with participation by nine youth and six adults. The days included hard work, along with "fun and fellowship."
“Two projects were completed during (the trip),” reported Shaull. “One was repairing and leveling an existing deck. The homeowner had fallen several times on it because of the deck's age and poor condition. This involved placing new posts, replacing deck boards, and putting up new railing and spindles.”
Shaull said the team’s biggest job was construction of a 40-foot wheelchair-accessible ramp for a girl who is paralyzed. “The ramp will enable her to return home and live with her family.”
Youth participants included Ethan Bartel, Will Bartel, Catherine Cooley, Matt Maupin, Patton Meyer, Benjamin Ramer, John Evan Salmon, Mason Sanders and Carter Shaull,