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HELPING WIDOWS AND SINGLE MOMS

My life is pretty busy. Between work and family, there just isn’t a lot of time left for ministry. For a long time, I felt really guilty about that. Twice a year, my church parades people from various ministries across the stage in hopes of getting new volunteers. I would watch as each went by and think, “Man, this is not for me.” At least, that was my response until my pastor spoke one Sunday morning about a ministry he wanted to start. He was looking for people who could change the oil in cars. That seemed like a simple request. I’ve been changing the oil in cars since I could drive. He started talking about the single moms and widows living in our area. Many haven’t had the oil changed in their cars in years, simply because they don’t have the money to get it done. My pastor wanted to see if there were people in the congregation who could serve the community in this way. Then, while the oil is being changed, ladies would talk with them to see if there are other things they need, and then pray with them. Now, the first Saturday of each month, I am changing the oil in dozens of cars for single moms. My wife comes and talks with the ladies. Even my kids join us and play with the other kids. I’ve watched as my children have shown the love of Christ to kids in the area. I smile as I look over to see my wife praying with a lady. I am so excited for this work that is being done for Christ’s Kingdom.

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4 Comments

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    Brian
    October 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Well done…

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    Donna
    October 31, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Thank you for your love and compassion! You and your wife are a real help and light for the world.

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    David Griffith
    November 1, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Awesome-1 group I know does this and small repairs- lots of retirees volunteer

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    Jennifer
    November 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Wow!
    The Lord bless you!
    Our gifts are to bless others to God’s glory.

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