SOMERSET – A unique construction crew of more than 350 students and adults in bright orange t-shirts is coming to Somerset July 7-14 as Kentucky Changers arrive to help area residents.
Coordinated by the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky Changers equips students, young adults and adults to provide home maintenance and repair services to the needy throughout Kentucky.
Projects are supervised by skilled carpenters, and residents are never charged for the work.
As they serve, Kentucky Changers build relationships with the homeowners, sharing with them the love of God.
The group’s home away from home for the week will be Southwestern High School. Churches of Pulaski County Baptist Association are assisting Kentucky Changers throughout the week.
Kentucky Changers coordinators hope to assist more than 30 residents and homeowners in the area.
Modeled after the Southern Baptist youth mission endeavor World Changers, Kentucky Changers organized 19 years ago. In 2011, nearly 90 projects were completed by 1,200 Changers from 80 churches across Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia and Florida.
This summer, Kentucky Changers have also served in Harrodsburg and Paducah.
The Kentucky Baptist Convention is a cooperative missions and ministry organization made up of nearly 2,400 autonomous Baptist churches in Kentucky. A variety of state and worldwide ministries are coordinated through its administrative offices in Louisville, including: missions work, ministry training and support, church development, evangelism and more.