Last Thursday a group of thirteen people from Community (including Pastor Loida) spent the day working in Bushnell with Habitat for Humanity. They weren't building a Habitat house, but they were working a Habitat Spruce Up Day. All total, there were 30 people working on this one street in a neighborhood helping to beautify and spruce up the houses and yards. Some people picked up trash and others power washed houses. Our Community folks mainly painted a house as their project of the day.
We're so thankful for these volunteers from Community who went and gave up their time in service to others. This was kind of a grassroots effort. Marv Baden had the idea to see how many people would be interested in volunteering with Habitat for the day and during worship one Sunday morning we mentioned folks who were interested could attend an informational meeting with Marv in the Fellowship Hall. Almost 20 people expressed an interest but not all were able to attend on this particular day. This is definitely an opportunity for mission and service that we will be repeating in the future. So watch your bulletins and newsletters for more Habitat and other short-term mission opportunities that come along.