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Church group spends a week in East Texas to help repair homes

BULLARD, TX (KLTV) – While most of their friends are enjoying the pool or video games, these kids are right here in Bullard.

Enduring the heat, students of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston are here on a mission trip to make Dorothy Kelley and her mother's life a little bit easier.

Over the years, the house has fallen in disrepair. Dorothy's 85-year-old mother Tenzyetta Turner is confined to the front porch because she can't make it down the front steps. 

But the kids of Chapelwood are building her a ramp that will extend from her porch down to her yard. Something Dorothy Kelley is grateful for.

"We're just thankful.  Think that God is really good," said Kelley.

There are more than 200 students with the church that are currently working at 41 sites across East Texas. They say this trip has taught them to be thankful for the little things. The little things we often take for granted.

"I'm learning how to be more grateful for the stuff I have," said 16-year-old Corinne McGrath.

Students in middle school, high school, and even a few college kids are on the mission trip. They plan to be in East Texas through the week.  

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