Building a new deck and wheelchair access ramp for Raymond Verdin on Pine Street was just one of about 15 residential repair projects across western St. Mary completed this week by high school students from United Methodist churches in Arlington and Saginaw, Texas. The students are part of 3,500 participants in southern Louisiana this week with UMC’s Central Texas Conference Youth in Mission. Their enrollment fees fund all building materials used on the projects as well as their living expenses. First United Methodist Church of Franklin was the host for the local group. The students were given a tour of Grevemberg House Thursday by the Landmarks Society in appreciation of their good works.