River of Life: Young people taught the importance of serving others

T\he River of Life project with Gray United Methodist Church helps people in Jones County who are unable to repair their homes. Many people devoted their time to this project, which required a lot of preparation.

The Rev. Jason Wade is one of the people in charge of River of Life, and, even though he is originally from North Carolina, he calls Jones County home. He said he has spent most of his life in ministry here, and it’s been seven years since he helped start River of Life in Jones County through Gray United Methodist Church.

“We were actually a part of another River of Life project that goes on in Macon, and at one point, they were asking churches, because their groups were filling up, if anybody would be willing to co-host with us,” Wade said. “Seven years ago, we stepped out on faith, and we had our first one, then our church bought in.”

As a youth minister and associate pastor, Wade also brought students and other adults in to help with the project. They came and slept on the floors of the church in order to work for the community to help remodel the homes.


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