Teens for Christ provide epic blessing

Friday, May 10, 2013
Youth ministry leaders at Epic Life Church are Andrew and Cassie Browning, shown with Serenity Marston of McCook. They, along with other teens, were busy repairing all parts of the church, including replacing shingles on the roof. Photo credit: Lorri Sughroue/McCook Daily Gazette

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Teens for Christ from Oxford, Nebraska, has helped a local church with much needed repairs.

"It was amazing, a huge blessing," said Rob Shafer. pastor at Epic Life Church in McCook, of the work done by the teens.

Shafer was thrilled with the results. "It finally looks like we're actually open for business," he said

Nearly 40 teens from Teens for Christ of Oxford came to McCook in April and helped repair Epic Life Church in McCook. Courtesy photo

Not only were repairs done inside and out, but the teen ministry from Oxford paid for all the materials, Shafer said.

Work included shingling the roof on the front entrace, patching leaks in the roof, painting on the exterior and interior, cleaning out four storage areas, taking down a mirrors on a wall inside and placing new rock outside.

Epic Life youth ministers, Cassie and Andrew Browning were on hand as well to help with the repairs.

"This has been a blessing, to help us out this way," Andrew said of the repair work. The youth ministry at Epic is dedicated to helping teens find positive alternatives at Epic Life Church, he said.

Browning said before the Sunday service at 6 p.m., teens play games and just hang out for awhile.

"There are a lot of kids out there, hanging out on Sunday nights, with nothing to do. We try to give the kids a solid foundation. "

Teens for Christ is a worldwide Christian movement working with young people around the globe. Motivated by faith in Jesus Christ, they share the good news of God with young people.

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  • What you do for the 'Least of Jesus' brethren, you do for Him. His blessing will be great for your sharing of Faith, and helping hands.

    As Jesus would say, Two Thousand years ago:

    Baruch Atah, Mishpukha (Blessed are you, my Family).

    Well done, good and Faithful '..../name only you and He knows/....' AMEN

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Fri, May 10, 2013, at 3:41 PM
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