Student Ministry Partners with Bahamas Methodist Habitat


Photo right: A member of the student ministry stabilizes another member while they do work on a home.
On May 30, 2015, the student ministry at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Mississippi, traveled to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. They went to partner with Bahamas Methodist Habitat in order to serve the people of the island. For a second time in 12 months, a group of 40 students and adults completed various types of construction on four families' houses.
While on the island, the group was able to attend a church service and bible study at Wesleyan Methodist Church.  
Throughout the week, the group met collectively for a bible study on the topics of oppression and injustice. Students were challenged take what they learned from this eye opening experience to help their own community back home.
In preparation for the mission trip, the students conducted numerous fundraisers including a tennis tournament and silent auction. Thanks to the fundraising efforts, the students were able to raise around $40,000 for the mission trip.