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Submitted photo: Ovilla Christian School Students pose for a picture while serving during “Mission Week.” Students had the opportunity to serve at facilities available for homeless, elderly, underprivileged children and people in drug and alcohol rehab ce Submitted photo: Ovilla Christian School Students pose for a picture while serving during “Mission Week.” Students had the opportunity to serve at facilities available for homeless, elderly, underprivileged children and people in drug and alcohol rehab ce

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Have you ever tried to construct a building from the ground up in just 5 days? 

Well that is exactly what 17 high school seniors and three adult sponsors from Ovilla Christian School did one week in November in the Dominican Republic. 

As with any building project, the foundation is of utmost importance; so students leveled the area, mixed concrete by hand and made a perimeter foundation. 

Then, with instructions from the team leader they constructed framing for the walls and roof.

At the end of the week, the members of the small community of Boca Chica gathered for a dedication service, and the keys to the chapel were presented to the local Pastor. 

It was a great day of celebration for the gift of a much needed chapel for worship!

At the same time, three OCS teachers were in the community of Cercadillo working with teachers in the area elementary schools. 

The teachers in this community work with limited supplies and training, so they truly appreciated the help from Holly Klinglesmith, Becky Long, and Phyllis Holcombe.

During this “Mission Week 2011,” more than 100 other OCS students served at Mission Arlington and at the Center for Student Missions in Houston. 

The goal of this week is to get high school students out of their comfort zone and help them realize the needs of people all around us. 

They have the opportunity to serve at facilities available for homeless, elderly, underprivileged children, and people in drug and alcohol rehab centers. 

Ovilla Christian School, located at 3251 Ovilla Road in Ovilla, is a Christian Education ministry of Ovilla Road Baptist Church. 

OCS prepares students for college, but more importantly, the goal of the school is to prepare students for life. 

For more information, please visit www.ovillachristianschool.org.


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