Students With World Changers Come To Chattanooga

Friday, July 11, 2014

More than 12,000 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. Eighty-five students from across the nation will be in Chattanooga the week of July 12-19 working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to putting siding on homes.

On average, participating students pay $250 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 23rd summer of operation, World Changers assists cities across North America to alleviate substandard housing. “Our partnerships are they key to the past 22 years," said John Bailey, team leader for Wrold Changers.  "Relationships with cities and churches have provided an avenue for students to make a difference in communities across North America.” 

World Changers is a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources.

Following a six-session “how-to” study that participants complete prior to coming, students serving Chattanooga will hit the ground running. The major work begins Tuesday of the project. The students will be staying at Brainerd Baptist Church for the week. This initiative is in partnership with Hamilton County Baptist Association and other local businesses.

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