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Pike County do-good’ers pay it forward

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Second Baptist missionaries return to Haiti 

 To most 15-year-olds, staying nine days in a third world country does not sound like a fun way to spend their summer vacation. However, to many members of Bowling Green’s Second Baptist Church, they wouldn’t have it any other way.A group of 24 individuals from both Bowling Green and Hannibal left for Borel, Haiti on Monday, June 3, and did not return home until June 11. Seven members of the missionary group visited area orphanages, the remaining members went to a compound to lend their hands doing construction, and spreading the Gospel to natives.

St. Clement volunteers help New Jersey

Saturday, June 8 was a very early morning for 21 volunteers from St. Clement. The youth group, comprised of 14 youths and seven adult leaders, was eastbound, headed for the destruction from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey.

Under the direction of Visitation Parish Catholic Church, the St. Clement Youth Group dedicated their time and efforts to those affected by the Oct. 29 hurricane in Manasquan and Point Pleasant, N.J. Volunteers from St. Clement spent more than a week, leaving June 8 and returning June 16, shedding blood, sweat, and tears for the people of the eastern seaboard.

First Presbyterian aids Oklahoma tornado victims

Headlines across the nation were rocked last month as an EF5 tornado, with peak winds around 210 miles per hour struck central Oklahoma. Now a month after the devastation, many of those affected have yet to see many signs of hope as they move towards rebuilding their lives.

Fortunately for the people of Oklahoma, there are four good souls from Bowling Green’s First Presbyterian Church who stepped up to do their part.

See the rest of these stories on the front page of this week’s Bowling Green Times.