Calvary Episcopal Church youth participate in Missionpalooza 2012
Youth members of the Calvary Episcopal Church, located at 806 Thompson Road, in Richmond, recently participated in Missionpalooza 2012.
Missionpalooza is a five day mission trip to Bastrop County, wherein youth volunteers work on a variety of charity improvement projects. This included painting, removing debris and brush from around homes, building sheds, digging trenches for pipes and painting house signs.
The volunteer work was part of a long-term recovery effort to restore an area where more than 1,600 homes were burned during the 2011 Labor Day weekend.
The missionary groups also worked in Bastrop State Park.
A total of 160 youths and adults participated in Missionpalooza.
The missionaries stayed at Smithville Junior High School as part of Faith Village, which provides temporary housing and support for faith-based volunteer groups. Faith Village is a joint effort of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, the United Methodist Church, Southwest Texas Conference and the Presbyterian Church USA, Mission Presbytery.
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