Friday, April 22, 2016

From the Church to the Community

Bethlehem Church with Ms. Lily and her new roof

This past month God has continued to stretch our dependence and faith in Him.  With the work wrapping up at the church, we are praying and praying for God to guide us to the families He wants us to serve out in the community.  Let's just say we have seen God answer our prayers in amazing ways!  He continues to lead us to family after family who continually ask us "How did you find us?"  We're so happy to respond with "It's all God. He led us to you." 

We have a team coming from PA next week to serve a homeowner who had flooding in her home.  Even though the flooding was 2-3 inches in her home, mold is now covering every part of her home including walls, ceilings, and cabinets. 

Home half gutted with mold, now needs completely gutted

Here is part of an email we received from the homeowner mentioned above: 

Thank you does not even begin to express my gratitude.  Because of you, for the first time in six months I finally can begin to believe I may actually get back in my home.  Having met with so many obstacles, you are a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak situation.
Will you consider serving with us and joining us as a ray of sonshine here in Columbia?  We have available dates this summer when we need volunteers to continue the rebuilding of homes and relationships.  You can email me at for more info.

We are excited to start the process of restoring this home, and to now have a continual presence in this neighborhood.  We get to build relationships with the family, neighbors, and cover this neighborhood in prayer.  We don't know exactly how God will use us but He's the one that led us here and we can trust Him.

The volunteers with our staff and homeowners
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