Hands & Feet of Jesus (Actions of Love) June 26, 2013
Being the Hands & Feet of Jesus
“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? James 2:15-16”
- July 1 – Canada Day Celebration. Volunteers are still needed for set-up and running children’s games. Games are provided. Set-up 10-11 AM. Games run 12 – 4 PM. Please call or email Pastor Wayne to sign up.
- July 6 – Young Life Pizza fundraiser. Pizza made fresh on Saturday, July 6th and delivered to your door. *We will need the orders in by this Saturday June 29!*
- Please call Debi Derksen, 250-546-0556, to make an order.
- Wed. 9:30 AM – Men’s coffee @ The Leaf & Bean.
2013 FLOOD RESPONSE
Hope and help is on its way. Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Disaster Response equipment will be in the area as early as Tuesday June 25, and within 7-10 days they will be tangibly working to help people with their housing needs.
SP brings an entire system to remediate homes and restore them to a place where repairs can commence. But also, along the way repair the hearts, souls and minds of the victims.
Here are two ways you can get involved:
SP is looking for volunteers to work on teams to help cleanup homes damaged by the floods. Work will entail the following:
• Content Removal
• Gut Outs
• Mould Abatement/Treatment
• Bobcat Work
• General Cleanup
All equipment, training, meals, leadership, support, safety protocols (OH&S standards) and structure is included with the SP system. All you have to do is show up. They indicated that if a person can handle a busy day gardening they can handle the work they are asking people to participate in. For people who can’t do that, there are other tasks and shorter time commitments available.
The good news is that this is work is immediate, with no red tape for the homeowner, and absolutely free of charge for the victims of this disaster.
While we can’t help but do something about the damage to people’s homes the damage to our neighbors’ hearts and souls is equally devastating. SP is also looking for volunteers to be trained on their Rapid Response Team (RRT). The RRT consists of trained volunteer chaplains who will prayerful tend to the spiritual and emotional issues thousands of people will be wrestling with.
The overall remediation and restoration process will take months, so SP will be in the area for a long time. They are asking for volunteers 6 out of 7 days a week (The SP staff will need a day off per week) in one day increments. In other words, you can fit this around your schedule. Take a week of vacation and help out or book 6 Saturdays over three months. Even one day of your life will help out someone else. It’s up to you.
ABC, as a church we will continue to look for relevant and effective ways to be involved.