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Light House Village playground opens
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Students and youth ministers work seamlessly together, as they plant bushes, level posts and install a new playground for the families who will soon move into Phoenix Pass.

Phoenix Pass is a not-for-profit transitional housing program for families experiencing displacement in the Rockdale county area. Described as a grass-roots, community-based partnership between First Baptist Church of Conyers and Rockdale Emergency Relief, the director, Mollie Covington, reports that families will be moving in soon.

The project has drawn a lot of community support. Leaders from C.R. Bard lent a hand as they installed posts and fencing near the entrance to the school parking lot. Mollie Covington, executive director of Phoenix Pass talked about how she was inspired to accept the full time position, "I wanted to help break the cycle of frustration and helplessness for women who became homeless."

Jeff Beech, director for the entire campus, grinned as he and Molly surveyed the grounds. Over 100 kids are working to get the grounds prepared for the first tenants. "This is completely in God’s hands now," said Beech.

For more information e-mail Mollie Covington at