Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Big Serve

One of the many reasons why I love our church is that we help others around us.  Every year we do  THE BIG SERVE.  We find people who need help that live near by.  Sometimes we think everyone has it good and that only third world countries live in poor conditions.  Well, we found some people who need our help so we took action!  This year we helped an old man out with his house.  This poor guy isn't all together and is somewhat crazy (but who isn't right?)  And to top it all off he is a hoarder.  If you have seen the show on TLC, you know what I am talking about.  Today we worked on his yard.  OUT OF CONTROL.  We stood in the front "yard" for about 30 min. trying to figure out where to start.  We had to take the riding lawn mower to make a path for us to walk, yes it was that bad. While cutting down bushes, huge weeds we found a hot tub, tools, wood, dog houses and just junk everywhere!  Tomorrow some guys will be working on the plumbing inside his home. His sink and toilet do not work.  So sad.  But we have plumbers in our church willing to offer their service to this man.  How awesome is that?  Love it! There were a few other sights as well who were helping single moms repair their homes. Even though this is something most of us don't like doing (mowing, getting dirty, pulling large weeds, etc.) it's all about showing God's love through it all!










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4 comments:

hannah singer said...

this is awesome. what a great tradition! xo

katie said...

Michelle, this is so cool. Talk about the church putting it's words into action. I love the way you showed this man God's love by serving him in this way.

pollydove said...

Good for you guys ... I can't help but think of that song, "We get by with a little help from our friends." Sometimes we need to reach out and be a friend! More jewels for your crown in heaven Michelle! ;)

Melissa said...

That's awesome Mick!!