Church Auctions Little Playhouse on the Prairie

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - One could call it the little play house on the prairie.

"A lot of hard work, sweat and paint.  Lots of paint," said Jackson Morrill, a member at South Summit Christian Church in Lee's Summit.

While Jackson and other youth at South Summit spent countless hours building the playhouse from the ground up, they will say goodbye to it Sunday when it hits the auction block.

"It is like a real house," Jackson said.  "It has electricity, carpet, it has a door, windows that open.  It even has a little loft.  And, is there a ladder in there?  I think there is a ladder in there.  Everyone could always use an extra ladder."

Completing the playhouse serve two goals because not only will selling it help pay for the mission trip to Michigan, but building it provided the youth with the skills they'll use once they get there.

"The idea was in the building of it to train young people and adults in learning all the skills from dry wall to electricity to carpeting to roofing and in the meantime build something we can sell that will help them on their trip and help us in our future mission trips as well," said South Summit Pastor Chad Turner.

One of those is a July mission trip to Detroit, where South Summit youth will help people in blighted neighborhoods repair their homes.

"Ultimately we are called to serve our neighbors, and it's not just the people next door," said the pastor.  "It's the people around the country and around the world."

The church said that's what it's mission is all about -- serving those in need, be it through a playhouse, or a real one.

You can view the playhouse in person, by visiting South Summit Christian Church at 1121 Southwest Hook Road in Lee's Summit.

You can bid for the playhouse online through the eBay auction.

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