A mission to help: Texas youths assist citizens in need

Published 4:09 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A mission group of about 130 young volunteers from San Antonio, Texas, led a worship service at ESM United Methodist Church on Sunday, and will continue to make an impact on Bogalusa this week by performing work projects for citizens, and by hosting a Vacation Bible School and a baseball camp Tuesday through Thursday.

The camp is open to the public for ages 4 through 12 and at the Bogalusa High School field from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. The VBS, which is for children of approximately the same ages, will take place from 12:45 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. each day.

The pastor of ESM, Bill Moon, spent the week on a Church Street roof, participating with the volunteers. Other adults from throughout the community took part as well.

“We’re delighted that the senior high team from University United Methodist Church in San Antonio is in our community this week,” Moon said. “They are working on a variety of projects. On a personal note, I am helping re-roof or re-shingle a house.”

A block party was held at Goodyear Park on Tuesday, and another is scheduled for Thursday from 5:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. at the Bogalusa Sports Complex at the south end of Avenue B.

Moon encourages everyone to attend to show the kids that Bogalusa appreciates their mission.

For additional information, call the church at 985-732-2568.