United Methodist ARMY Serving Bryan Area This Week

BRYAN, Texas An ARMY has invaded Bryan this week but they are here on a mission to serve others.

149 kids and adults from The Woodlands United Methodist Church are making a daily difference in people's lives here.

The sounds of construction and progress fill the air on Stevenson Street in Bryan.

A group from The Woodlands United Methodist Church are here as part of U.M. ARMY or United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission By Youth.

Katie Petersburg and Madie Orum are just two of the 149 students and adults here.

"This is my first one. It's pretty fun," said Katie Petersburg.

Matt Jacobson is a high school senior and Aggie Fan and was working on fixing siding for this home.

"It's been very inspiring and it's great to help out," said Jacobson.

Jeff Reinhart is the director of the camp for his church and says it's a mission with a message.

"We have a lot of Aggies in the Woodlands. We feel this is where God has called us to service," said Reinhart, a member at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

All this work is happening with a smile in some pretty sweltering conditions.

"It's been a little hot but its good. It's really fun," said Emily Prather.

The high school freshman-to-be was spending some time reading with one of the kids at their location on Clark Street where a new wheelchair ramp was taking form.

"Half the team is over there and we are sitting with Trey who lives here or who is currently staying here. So he is drawing for us," said Prather.

Moments of ministering one house at a time.

Crews will be here working all week before they head home Saturday.

There are around 3,200 youth and adults serving at 36 camps similar to this one this summer as part of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.


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