These teens are a part of the Ozark Mission Project. A summer camp program that transforms lives through worship, fellowship and hands on missions.
Nick Malone said, “It definitely feels great knowing that were helping people back like that.”
Malone is one of about 70 campers, who are spending the week in El Dorado. They are working on everything from cleaning yards and painting homes to hard labor, like building a wheelchair ramp.
“It puts you in a good mood when your out here doing things for other people.”
OMP has been around for about 24 years, they help everyone from the elderly and disabled, to people who are just in a financial bind. The group gets referrals from local agencies on who needs the help the most.
But here’s the kicker, the kids are not only giving up their summer vacation but they’re also footing the bill for the builds.
Ellen Horseman, Director of OMP-El Dorado said, “I’ll tell you for anyone who feels like young people today are no good or what’s this generation coming to, I’d love for them to be looking, listening to these young people and see them pour out their hearts and hear the way they grow spiritually as they grow with neighbors, glorious thing.”
By the end of the week, OMP campers will have worked on about 40 houses in Union County.
If you want more information on the Ozark Mission Project you can visit their website here.