Monday, May 01, 2006

We Are the World...


We Are the Sermon... Yesterday was W.A.T.S. Day at Southern Hills and our entire family worked on 2 yards. Jim was given a work crew that consisted of our shepherding Group and we recruited a few more adults! This day is an opportunity to get out in the community and work (hopefully) like Jesus would. Something tells me that Jesus would have stepped over the trash and went right into their hearts but we had to start somewhere.

I want to tell you about our houses. The first was what most of us would consider - filthy. Both families had been sited by the city for their messy alleys and we, quite happily, cleaned up their yards, too. In Abilene, people are responsible for their alleys where the garbage trucks come down to empty the large trash cans. At the first family, there had not been much attempt to hit their garbage can. There was lots of trash (read beer bottles) and overgrown trees. There was lots of glass scattered in the yard and just junk. We cut limbs, picked up trash, raked the yard and made it look alot better. The second house wasn't as filthy but lots of tree limbs and a falling down fence. The church had trailers hauling off stuff and they came for the fence. Jim and some of the other guys loaded up their trucks and carried off the limbs and trash.

Now to the kids: they were right in there working like crazy! I was so proud of our entire group of kids. Mr. Donnie had already taught them the verse "work as working for the Lord" and I was telling the kids that we were cleaning this house like it was Jesus's house. One of them, Kenny maybe (probably) commented that Jesus sure had a dirty house!

One more thing - we were on the news. The Marcelains are friendly with one reporter and she ate with us and shot us at work. We were the lead story! Shout out to Charla and her family! We couldn't have done it without yall!

4 comments:

Tammy M. said...

I had so much fun working yesterday....today I woke and and felt like I had been run over by a truck. I think that every muscle in my back and legs is throbbing, they are crying out in praise to the Lord for such a great day.

Sarah said...

We are the children. . .
We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving!

Although I had a fairly cushy job, I, too, was thrilled and proud to see kids at every house working alongside their parents. That was great.

I can only hope Jesus has a messy house -- I really want him to feel at home in mine!

Scott said...

Looks like y'all had a good time cleaning up your little spot in God's Garden. I'd feel better if I could just get the backyard mowed. Remember, God made Advil, too.

Tammy M. said...

I buy my ibuprofen at Sam's if that tells you how much I take on a regular basis.