Church group gives back to the community

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A group from the Malibu United Methodist Church trade in their pillows for paintbrushes and hammers when they repaired the homes of the Shoshone Paiute tribe on a 10-day service trip.

A group of 15 teenagers and four adults from Malibu United Methodist Church spent 10 days in the Duck Valley Reservation on the Nevada-Idaho border between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10. For six days, they repaired, re-roofed and painted homes of the Shoshone Paiute tribe as part of Sierra Service Project. The youth financed the trip through car washes, bake sales, babysitting and the sale of stock. Malibu United Methodist Church has participated in the Sierra Project for the past eight years.