Ministers call for volunteers to show care to troubled vets

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Two Mexia men are planning a one-day mission trip to the Houston area in November to serve veterans being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, and they are putting out a call for others who would like to go with them.
Lay minister Kent Kendall and youth minister Michael Hensley, of First United Methodist Church, are organizing a trip to Camp Hope, located in Spring, which is part of the PTSD Foundation of America.
Camp Hope, which opened in 2012, allows veterans and their immediate family members to stay for 90-day programs that include group lessons and support sessions.
Kendall and Hensley spoke to the Mexia Lions Club earlier this week about Camp Hope and their plan to travel there in the latter part of November and show their care for the vets through cooking a meal for them, playing music and listening. First, though, Hensley spoke about the high rate of suicide among veterans.

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