EUBANK, Ky. (WKYT) - More than 120 volunteers from Texas are using their own vacation, even their own money, to make sure a church has a new place to hold their worship services.
There's a lot of noise this week in an otherwise quiet and rural part of Lincoln County.
“It makes your heart feel good to work for the Lord and do for other people,” said Cloyce Scarberry from the Baptist Church Builders of Texas. The group started working Monday and by Friday, most of the exterior work should be done.
Every year since 1978, the group has spent one week during the summer building a new church or adding onto one.
“They paid us to come do this,” said Rev. Terry Holt of the Polly Ann Baptist Church.
Pastor Holt says the money to build the addition was a miracle all in itself.
“We received $20,000 and then another $20,000 came in. Yesterday we received $34,000. God is building this building for free,” said Rev. Holt.
Groups from Arkansas, Illinois, and eastern Kentucky have converged on tiny Eubank to build the new fellowship hall and kitchen.
“The people here love the Lord. That's why this is happening,” said Holt.
“Well, we are all Christians, we love the Lord and we want to serve him,” said Scarberry.
About 90% of the work will be done by Friday. The finishing touches will be put on the church by mid-July.