TEEN MISSIONARIES HELP SPRUCE UP ROSEDALE AND GILMER COUNTY — The community of Rosedale has once again been filled with young adults from many states donating a week out of their summertime to help out the rural West Virginia town.
Through Next Step Ministries and other Christian ministry programs, these youth are brought in from many different locations for one week each, all summer long, to volunteer their labor in helping to make communities like Rosedale, a better place to live. In the final week of the program this summer, the mission plans to work on houses in the Glenville area.
This week’s missionaries are from NC, TN, WI, and IL, totaling over 120 in all. Many of these kids stay at Anchor Ministries in Glenville; however, some groups stay with locally involved residents, like the Clark and Dani Ramsey family of Rosedale.
Mrs. Ramsey explained that the scripture they based their objective from was Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in Heaven.”
When discussing the mission work, Mrs. Ramsey spoke of the positive effects it is having on the kids as well. “It is important to help our neighbors, but the kids’ hearts are being touched too.”
Hammering, painting, digging, and singing, these kids fill Rosedale with their goods works, as their good works are also filling their hearts. For their selfless hard work, these youth and their leaders richly deserve this week’s “Folks Who Shine” compliment. The Editors