Getting these projects set up in May was a challenge as recent quarantine made planning more difficult. The Lord came through though as we were able to accomplish two service projects. These particular projects will require return work days as there are still needs that we will take on in the coming months.
Our first project was for the CLC (Christian Learning Center) in Blue Ridge, GA. This little non profit is an important part of the community in that they offer electives for high school students that are Christian focused. They always have various needs as a smaller non profit and we were able to fulfill many of their needs through a variety of ways. Interior painting, exterior painting, sidewalk pressure washing, landscaping, and other maintenance were performed. As usual our volunteers showed up to work and did not disappoint. It was a major blessing being able to serve the CLC as they are involved in kingdom work.
The second project that another part of our group went to work on was for the Ledford's. This is an older couple who is taking care of their grand kids despite the husband's blindness and their very small income. This tiny home desperately needed some love and attention as the kitchen inside was falling apart, the electrical work was in shambles, and only half the house had any siding on it. Thankfully, due to many helping hands and support from Joe Nickerson of Grace Mountain Builders and Electric we were able to make quite a bit of headway in our efforts to restore the Ledford's home closer to normalcy. There is much more work to be done there but what was accomplished was beautiful. Work got done but the family was touched, the children were engaged, a love offering was given, and at the end of the day our group gathered together with the Ledford family and prayed over them.
That is what these projects are chiefly about... showing the love of Christ to the needy. We serve practical needs, yes but more importantly we show off Christ in our serving, attitude, and spiritual encouragement. As we look ahead to future projects our hope is to share the love of Jesus more and more as we take on each challenge giving hope to those in whatever circumstances they may find themselves in.
Thank you to all our volunteers as their constant commitment is not only sowing into the kingdom but is teaching others to do so as well.