Saturday, May 15, 2010

Service Day

On May 2nd, our church took a day off to serve, providing 250 man hours of labor all over our city. The purpose? To show Christ's love in a tangible way.

When we arrived, the parking lot was full of school buses ready to take our members all over the city. Our bus took us to L.G. Pinkston Highschool in West Dallas. Cobb, Rob, and I worked with a group of parents with mostly kindergarten boys. We scrubbed the desks, floors, windows, and lockers. We also wiped down the chalkboards, and left a gift on each teacher's desk so they could feel appreciated Monday morning. Other crews did the bathrooms, teachers lounges, other classrooms, etc. . .

The boys worked really hard. They got a little "spray happy" at times, but it was a joy to see them serving and praying with us for those who attend Pinkston High School. The boys when we were done:

Two of the boys from Cobb's class at church:

The Dishmans, a family in our community group:

The day was so well organized with supplies provided by the church already at all of the sites. Other churches joined us this year calling the weekend "Go and Be." There were 25,000 people loaded in school buses to work hard being the hands and feet of Christ. The cool thing is that every place that Watermark served that day is also being served year round by members of our church. There are so many opportunities to love others in Dallas. Click here to see a few ways you can help too! Or click here to read the Watermark service blog.

I am of course speaking to myself when I say to look at the opportunities out there. Even as a family with 3 young kids, there is a lot that we can do. My hope is that we will "go and be" much more often.

John 13:34-35 "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Ephesians 4:2 "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."

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