|Project by SawdustJunky||posted 1121 days ago||1184 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
It is my hope this will inspire other s among you to take the talents and abilities God has given you and do as He would have do.
This is a project our Men’s Small Group (12 members) took on. People looked at us like we were crazy. Here’s the situation. A member of our church who goes out of her way to serve others was leaving in this house for 3 years before anyone knew about the condition. She has 4 beautiful children aging from 4 to 18 years old. Admittlly she had made some bad choose in life and men and this is where she found herself with 4 children. Her husband left her and the kids and she had nowhere to go and no source of income so she moved into this old house left to her by her deceased alcoholic parents. It had set empty for several years with no upkeep as you can see. A friend at church asked if we could help. Honestly my first reaction was yes, “with a can of gas and a match”. At this point we said all we can do is pray. After meeting with the family and much prayer we were lead to the conclusion, “if God wants this to happen, he will provide a way”. Within a week we had nearly a 100 volunteers, some skilled, some not. Our MSG committed to $15,000 to start the project and prayed for donations to cover the rest. In the mean time someone volunteer a home for the family to live in while we worked on repair this one. God is good!!! There’s not enough space here to show the horrid conditions they were living in but these will give you a small sample. I am proud to say after 5 months, nearly $65,000 in donations and labor we moved the family back into their home. It has been a little over a year now. The mom was able to get a Pell grant for education and see will complete dental hygienist school in about 3 months. I thought when we stated this project we were changing someone’s life but it was our lives that were being changed. The only credit our MSG can take for this project is doing the task God put before us. Now we know there very little we as a group cannot do if we are lead to do so.
Blessings to all
-- ... In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.