Roxborough pastor uses home repair projects to teach lessons from the bible

This summer nearly 80 young will stay in Mt. Airy to help repair homes for the church-based Philadelphia Project.

The program was founded by Roxborough pastor Raymond Garcia at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church as way for youngsters to translate bible lessons into action.

“God has called us to serve others and sometimes that means bringing physical healing to people’s lives or caring for their environment,” Garcia said.

For the volunteers, they each will spend a week living at Mt. Airy Presbyterian and work on homes in the Philadelphia-area for those who can’t afford the repairs.

The cost of the Philadelphia Project is about $250,000 a year, which comes from private donations, according to Garcia.

The church-volunteer teams will begin arriving in Mt. Airy the end of next week, according to Garcia, who serves as the pastor at Roxborough Presbyterian Church.

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