This summer, Faith United Methodist Church, Lexington, and Mount Hebron UMC, West Columbia, got together to complete a promise made to a homeowner in Batesburg-Leesville.
This home was to be one of the worksites for the last Salkehatchie camp before COVID-19 stopped all the camps. When the camp could not meet, the site leader, Jim New of Mount Hebron, continued to stay in touch with the homeowner.
New arranged a team to get the repairs done this July.
The Batesburg-Leesville Salkehatchie camp is sponsored by Faith UMC, so it was a natural fit to get the work crew from these two churches.
Over two weekends, a group of more than 20 volunteers met to repair damaged floors, seal windows, repair rotten soffit and provide new flooring, ceiling fans, storm door and appliances.
This family had waited two years to see these repairs done. They were very grateful to have the work done but said they felt the true blessing was their fellowship with Christian brothers and sisters.
(Photo courtesy of Kathy Beatty)