Appalachia 2020



First Local Group

Article by: Amy McCausland

We had 21 local youth and chaperones join us at our for the very first time this year!

Our first local youth group was from Destination Community Church in Prestonsburg. DCC is a non-denominational church located only 10 minutes from the Auxier Center. The Church has approximately 300 parishioners each Sunday.

DCC XP3 Youth group spent their Saturday building a handicap ramp for 50-year-old, James Conway.

James has lots of health issues ranging from his back, to his hips. He also suffers from heart trouble and has severe COPD. He was in great need of a ramp so he could comfortably exit his home to attend doctor’s appointments.

The young people, along with adults, stepped outside their comfort zone by going to the head of a holler called, “Pigeon Roost” to assist a neighbor in need!

We even had one young lady who said she needed to leave at noon for a nail appointment, but by the time noon came, she decided she no longer needed to keep her nail appointment at all… She was having too much fun!

This experience completely touched, and changed the lives of all involved.