Four Grove residents were among those lending a hand with Sen. Wayne Shaw to help build a new dining hall at Cookson Hills Ministry in Kansas, Okla.

The team joined World Mission Builders who began building on an empty slab of concrete last week.

World Mission Builders is comprised of Christian men and women who donate their time and talents to build chapels in prisons, churches around the world and projects like the one at Cookson Hills.

Cookson Hills Christian Ministries is a ministry located just south of Kansas, Okla. Since it began in 1957 Cookson Hills offers help, hope and healing to abused neglected children and works with families to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, dependency and failure.  The ministry serves more than 100 children in a family-style setting. Legacy of Love is the group's latest capital campaign to raise funds to update the facilities. 

For more information about the ministry, persons interested may visit