It all started about 2 months ago when we decided to teach a series called ‘Be the Church’ and talk about the idea of putting our faith into action. We began looking for a real need in our community, and we found a great place to serve: Oak Grove. So we sent a team out to check it out and come up with some projects for our people. After a lot of planning and preparation, the day came, and it didn’t disappoint!
About 200+ men, women, & kids showed up today to clean, paint, dig, wash, demolish, sand, stain, build, cook, and just be a presence in our community. I estimate that we spent about 1,200 man hours today ‘being’ the church to our community. It was awesome to see people of all ages serving with such great attitudes, and with such determination. I was talking with one of our people and they remarked that it was ‘amazing what we can do when we do it together’, wow.
I think people were changed today, more into the image of Christ, more compassion, more love, and more aware of the needs that our community has. It was like food for the soul. I just wanted to brag on our church, and brag on our amazing God who compels us to serve those around us for his glory.
Today was a good day.
We’ll have a ton of photos here, and we should have a video done in a week or so. For those who showed up and served, a huge thank you! Maybe some of you LifeChurcher’s will comment on your experience today!