Illinois church members visit Macon on a mission

MACON, Georgia ( 41NBC/ WMGT ) – Members of an Illinois Methodist Church are visiting Macon this week. They aren’t on vacation but they are on a mission.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church members are fixing up houses in the Napier Height’s neighborhood.

This is the second year in a row they’ve come to Macon.

“Last year when they did a house, they had so much brush that the city of Macon came and helped get rid of it. It has just been a perfect place to work,” said volunteer Karen Westendorf.

Church members Westendorf and Suzie Labunski said there was just something about the city that made them want to take a second trip.

“The city supports us, the churches support us, and everybody in the neighborhood supports us. We’ve just been blessed by being here,” Westendorf added.

Labunksi says the group has been doing trips for the last few years. But the pleasant weather and southern hospitality, in addition to a high demand for volunteers here, set Macon apart from the rest.

They’ll be in town working on the homes until February 25th.

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