May 19, 2022
MDS volunteer Cody Hurst: “There’s no better feeling”
West Virginia. Texas. California. Twenty-four-year-old Cody Hurst really gets around as a Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) volunteer! He began serving with MDS back in 2016, when he helped build a driveway bridge in West Virginia.
Now he’s not only a repeat volunteer, but a crew leader, too! He stayed for three weeks in McAllen, Texas earlier this year to serve as a crew leader on very short notice. In March, he went to Paradise, California with a group from his church, Forest Hills Mennonite in Leola, Pennsylvania. He’ll be returning to Paradise with a young adult group this summer.
What keeps him on the road with MDS? “I’ve always loved mission trips,” said Hurst. “I don’t think there’s any better feeling than sitting down after a long day’s work, and you’re a little bit sore, and you’re knowing you just did a little bit of good for someone.”