It was truly an unbelievable day. Last Sunday, about 300 people from our church descended on Moyer and Avatar Roads to help 10 families make important repairs to their homes. Some of this work was asthetic - yard clean up, mowing grass, mulching beds. Other work was to remove threats - trees and limbs hanging over houses were removed and the debris was chipped up and hauled away. Other repairs were critical. Houses got new roofs, siding repair, painting, water heaters, etc.
Some of the work was dangerous. It was hot. Some of the work was really hard. But hundreds of people - old and young, kids and adults, skilled and unskilled - showed up to help. And what a difference they made!
Here's what one family wrote to me in an email:
"We are sending this email to say thank you to your
PCC Impact team members who came to our house on June 22 to help us with some
much-needed exterior work. They came and painted the house (it looks absolutely
amazing) and did quite a bit of yard work (mowing the grass, weed-whacking). Our
house and yard have never looked better!
"We were a bit unsure of what to expect when the Port-a-Potty arrived in the driveway, but when the 20+ people
descended on us, it felt like the well-organized army of the Holy Spirit was here. The Holy Spirit was truly at work, as evidenced by the friendly smiles (they were very patient with our children)and solid work ethic. We just tried to stay out of the way!
"This experience has truly helped us climb over a large obstacle to be able to see what needs to be done with our property. We really want to thank everyone for their time, energy, and the sharing of their abilities
and gifts to help us.
May God Bless All of You!"
I want you to know how proud I am of our church for the sacrifice it took to make this happen. Especially Andy and Jackie Heberle and their PCC Impact Leadership Team - Way to Go! Well done. God was honored, people were helped, and our church showed once again that we really do care. Your leadership is an important part of what is happening at our church.