Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What a Blessing

It is such a blessing to have help from people in the church when things need to get done. We have reached the point where if it needs to get done but no one wants to do it, well, it will sit until we have a chance to do it or someone else gets tired of seeing the "problem".

Today we had someone show up to help Butch with the church roof. They replaced the screws along the seam that was leaking the most and they are going to sno-coat the roof. He also got the swamp cooler taken care of for winter.

We also had another couple show up that helped clean out the "storage room" aka "the room where everything gets dumped because we don't know what to do with it!" We got it cleaned out, shelves put up, and ALL the food put away for the food pantry. We even got to give some food away tonight and it was nice that I didn't have to get way down on the floor to see what is in the bottom and back of the cabinet.

We had a bunch of stuff for the thrift store so we went with the couple who helped clean out the room and they treated us to lunch as well.

We so appreciate their help in getting things done around the church. We just can't be the crae taker of the church and the congregation too. When we begin feeling the pressure of having to do everything around the church, our ministry begins to suffer.

So please say a quick prayer of thanks that people are stepping up and helping out. Pray that more people would be aware of the need to do this.

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