Youth Groups Serving Throughout the Summer
“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10
Our sincere appreciation to the following groups who have served or will be serving this summer: Westview CRC Youth Group, LaGrave SERVE, Dutton United Reformed Church TASC Group, Brookside CRC SERVE, Friendship CRC SERVE, Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Group, Calvary Church 5th and 6th graders, and Ada Bible Church Middle schoolers. Some of the things these energetic and caring young people did included minor home repairs, yard work, working with organizations who serve the marginalized, playing games and doing crafts with people in assisted living facilities, painting, working with children’s programs, cleaning, planting, and many other things to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.
These young people truly changed lives. One lady we’ll call Sally was totally shocked by what they did for her. Her living room had been damaged by a water leak three years ago and after a worker took off with her insurance money and didn’t finish the job, it left her feeling very defeated and depressed. A group from LaGrave SERVE came in and totally redid her room, including painting, repairing the ceiling, and replacing the flooring. Sally was near tears when she saw it and all she wanted to do was lay on a blanket on the floor and look at her beautiful new room. There’s no doubt lives were changed; both lives of people who were on the receiving end and lives of the people who were on the giving end.
A HUGE thank you goes out to these young people and the leaders who worked so hard to make these projects happen. It was fun to be a part of it and we look forward to working with all of them again next year!