When you hear the term “mission work,” it is easy to associate it with service that is done overseas or outside the walls of your community. The truth is, however, there are many people who are suffering i our very own backyard. This is not a new idea, by any means. In fact, there are numerous churches and service organizations in Thomas and Thomas County that are doing great work every day to help those in need throughout their community. Although many of these churches and organizations provide ways for individuals living in Thomasville to serve, there were very few organized opportunities for the collective body of Christ to unite together through serving others. It was this need that ultimately let to the launch of “project backyard”.