In Wilson County, Friendship Christian School science teacher Greg Armstrong has been teaching his students something a little more than what is offered in the books. He has been teaching compassion.
Armstrong, who graduated high school in Murfreesboro while attending Middle Tennessee Christian School, taught his classes over the past 15 years how to dig, install and maintain wells for disadvantaged communities around the world. 47 wells have been built with Armstrong's guidance in Kenya and Uganda, 17 wells in Honduras and Nicaragua, and 16 wells in the Tennessee Appalachian region of Sneedville.
On each well mission, Armstrong brings with him 8 to 10 students, parents and teachers. He also visits East Tennessee with up to 80 school children two to three times annually.
The former Murfreesboro resident also helps to build tiny houses for those who are homeless in the Nashville area. For those, he also utilizes the recruitment of school students at Friendship Christian. Some of those Tiny Houses can be seen at Green Street Church of Christ in the downtown Nashville area.