Student ministry switches from international to local missions work due to COVID-19


WHAT: Approximately 20 middle school and high school students from First Baptist Church Plano will be volunteering at two local Plano residences, providing assistance and doing repairs on the homes as part of “BOUNCE Back Home Day of Service.” 

The students were originally scheduled to participate in a mission trip to Puerto Rico with BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery, a ministry of Texas Baptists. BOUNCE, which specializes in facilitating mission trips for students to other parts of the state, country or world, has opted to provide an at-home service opportunity for student ministries in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “BOUNCE Back Home Day of Service” is a one-day, local opportunity for Texas Baptist churches to engage their students in service projects around their community. 

“We get excited about going to different places and serving there, but there’s so much to do at home too,” David Scott, director of BOUNCE, said. “Even though this is not what we initially planned, we are still making an effort to encourage kids and youth groups to be on mission in their communities. And that’s a big deal.”

Additionally, eight churches with approximately 300 participants will participate in work projects in various locations around Texas as part of the state-wide day of service through local Baptist churches.

WHEN: Saturday, June 27. Students will be at their worksites from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until project completion. Members of the media are welcome to come at any time for interviews. Contact David Scott to set up an appointment.

WHERE: The students will be working at two private residences in Plano. Contact David Scott for the exact location.

ABOUT BOUNCEBOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery is a ministry ofTexas Baptists, which is affiliated with more than 5,300 Texas Baptist churches and ministries. BOUNCE invites students to assist communities in their efforts to bounce back through long-term disaster recovery and home rehabilitation projects.

MEDIA CONTACT:
David Scott
(281) 851-1299
david.scott@texasbaptists.org   

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