Dillsburg church fixes up local homes in place of annual mission trip

DILLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A York County church is helping families in the community by fixing up homes in place of an annual mission trip.

Thirty-eight volunteers from the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Dillsburg have fixed 15 homes in one week, including Jackie Stephens’s house in Mechanicsburg.

“Neighbors were calling my daughter at work and they said, ‘what’s going on at your mother’s house?'” Stephens said.

Jackie and her husband’s house used to have a damaged roof from water leaking and dormers that needed to be replaced. They were even on the verge of selling their house.

“We couldn’t afford to have those fixed. We just didn’t have the money to do it. Like everybody else, we live paycheck to paycheck,” Stephens said.

The church stepped in to help.

“Felt a little warm a couple of days, but no rain. It’s been fantastic,” Steve Smith, an organizer, said.

The couple also got a new paint job on their house.

“I chose the dark blue color, but they chose the white trimming, and the white trimming is very very nice,” Stephens said.

“This is a small portion of the work that really needs to be done, and if everyone just did a little bit, we could really make our own communities a lot better,” Smith said.

Fast forward to today, and you’ll find dozens of good neighbors pitching in and Jackie’s prayers answered.

“All I can say is I asked God to help me and he did. He sent these good people to help me,” Stephens said.

Church members plan to wrap up their mission sometime Friday.

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