I was honored.
Serve Weekend is a huge collaborative outreach effort in our community every year. Five churches and hundreds of local volunteers tackle projects throughout our town as a means to reach the lost with the grace filled message of Christ.
David & I were asked to lead a picnic at a local high rise. We said, “You bet”, thinking this would be no big deal. I can coordinate our volunteer groups, he can grill and we both know our way around the grocery store. Bring it on.
Then we were given the budget.
Let’s just say no shoestrings were harmed in the creation of the budget. Just the aglets. Now, instead of calling volunteers with information on when and where to show up, I was also going to have to ask for them to help provide a portion of the meal for over 100 people.
Is it hot in here?
Our life group immediately jumped on board in helping us to create a menu and activity plan as well as being the first to sign up to bring food items.
Aren’t you thankful for those people?
They always remind me that kingdom service isn’t meant to be a solitary effort.
I woke up the next morning still feeling a bit anxious about the whole thing. Deep down, I know God will provide us with exactly what we need but I am the type of girl that likes organization and order. Not faith with the potential of fallout.
Before starting calls to the rest of the volunteer team, I went to Gods word and found an incredible group of ladies in Luke 8: 1-3. Their story goes like this:
Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.
My mother lived there for years.I live there now and just want to reach people for Jesus.How can I help? Is there anything more that you need?