It’s Love Week in Antioch
Antioch Love Week. A week of covering our community in love. What a week it is! I had hoped to write each day, but I have been too busy “doing!”
In just five days we have served over 400 hours doing service projects in our community. We have read books at four different elementary schools, taken food and visited people at our local hospital, volunteered at and taken donations at a local thrift store (who will give us credit so we can purchase coats this fall to give away at our Coated in Love), provided encouragement and refreshments for our ESL students during their test week, hosted a fundraising dinner for 400 of our closest friends to pay medical costs for a sweet girl in Honduras, taken food to widows, visited police and fire fighters and taken them meals, given homemade cookies to voters who came to vote at our building, and hosted Room in the Inn providing food and shelter for a dozen homeless men. And we aren’t at the weekend yet.
It has been a blessing to serve at many of these projects. It has also been a blessing to serve with many of my brothers and sisters. Sometimes we get so busy living life that we don’t see what is going on around us and who is around us. This week I have been encouraged to see how many people want to serve our community. They are doing it because they care. They are doing it to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
What I know so far this week is that we are making a difference in our community. There is much to do, but we are doing it. We aren’t just talking about it. The next two days will be exciting. I can’t wait to see how God will use us.
It’s all about LOVE.