Louisiana College Students Use Spring Break To Help Molino Church

March 2, 2011

A group of Louisiana college students used their spring break to help a Molino church.

About 40 college ministry members of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana, actually paid $100 each for the opportunity to travel to Molino and work around the campus of Highland Baptist Church. From painting, to replacing a rotten bathroom subfloor under a toilet, to creating a classroom for a new Sunday School group, to landscaping and a lot of energy efficient lighting upgrades, the students performed numerous tasks for the church.

“We feel like our spring break is better spent if we help others instead of if we just sit around and do nothing,” Louisiana Tech student David Hinds said. “It’s better to serve others.”

For the past eight years, the 1,000-member Louisiana church has sent spring breakers to places like Miami, Seattle and San Diego to serve. The Molino visit became a reality because of a friendship between Highland Baptist Pastor Brian Calhoun and a minister at Temple Baptist.

A project list was created and supplies were purchased prior to the students’ arrival. They worked Friday, Saturday and Monday at Highland. And yes, they did manage a brief two hour trip to the beach between Sunday church services — but they were hard at work ministering while they were there.

“We try to use our spring break to help others to further the Kingdom in whatever we do,” Hinds said.

“It was just a labor of love. We didn’t deserve this; it was selfless sacrifice,” Calhoun said. “It reminds me of the selfless sacrifice of Jesus.”

Tuesday, the students that worked at Highland joined about 20 other Temple Baptist members at the University of West Florida to cook lunch for about 350 UWF students before heading back to Louisiana for class.


17 Responses to “Louisiana College Students Use Spring Break To Help Molino Church”

  1. Laraine on March 19th, 2011 3:49 am

    My parents use to go to this Church. They are with Jesus now. When I would come back home, I would go with my parents to church. I just want to say I love Highland. Although it’s not my home church it is the house of God, and thank you young people for the love you put into your spring break. God will truly bless you all. We need more youth like these in America, working for the Lord.

  2. M on March 5th, 2011 8:26 am

    I don’t go to this church but I do live in this town, what a great thing for these young people to do. I know that Louisiana suffered terrible damage from hurricanes and for them to come here and help in our little community is so wonderful. Thank you so very much I know ya’ll will be truly blessed.

  3. Jane on March 3rd, 2011 6:52 pm

    Those kids worked really hard and got a lot done. Our thanks and prayers go with them!

  4. renegade on March 2nd, 2011 8:13 pm

    Wow,,,there are amazing kidos out there! Good Job!

  5. Bill L on March 2nd, 2011 6:48 pm

    Great job It still saddens me last year a young lady from North Dakota was doing the same thing with her college and got killed on Hwy 29, so please all be careful Thanks for helping out the north county you kids are truly a blessing to the community

  6. Jesus girl on March 2nd, 2011 5:19 pm

    Meeting these students and watching them work has restored my faith in this generation!!! Wow I am so thankful for the beautiful make-over! My God richly bless each one of you!

  7. interested reader on March 2nd, 2011 2:03 pm

    THANKS for this wonderful gift you have given Highland Bapt. May all of you also receive the blessings of God for doing this good deed.

  8. Jim W on March 2nd, 2011 1:49 pm

    Now there is a premier example of there are still good young people in this world and doing good things in life. If we could only get other kids to do the same we would far better served.

  9. K on March 2nd, 2011 12:13 pm

    This is very nice :)

  10. interested reader on March 2nd, 2011 10:40 am

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you….the church looks AMAZING!

  11. Savanna Calhoun on March 2nd, 2011 10:14 am

    Thank you collage people! The church looks amazing!

  12. art on March 2nd, 2011 7:54 am

    love those smiles!

  13. xpeecee on March 2nd, 2011 7:32 am

    A refreshing change from all the bad in this world!!!

  14. JU on March 2nd, 2011 7:18 am

    It’s good to know theres still some good people out in this world.

  15. danielsgirl on March 2nd, 2011 6:16 am

    there needs to be more people like this in the world!

  16. Betty on March 2nd, 2011 5:51 am

    These are our future leaders! Thank you students for the work at Highland…outstanding job.

  17. AL on March 2nd, 2011 12:22 am

    Thanks, folks!!! great work!

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