Written by cycleguy on May 8th, 2018

The Spring of ’18 Day of Service is history. Several things to note:

We served more people than we ever have. We not only did individuals, we were a tremendous help to the organizations we lent our hands and back to. You can see which ones we helped by going here. It has been a long winter, especially for the kennels and Horse Angels. MyPath needed spruced up and cleaned up, especially with the recent flood of about a month ago. The same goes for Cooper Commons (a park) and the county fairgrounds. We were also able to help some local people by cleaning out gutters, cleaning up garbage, raking leaves, and just generally sprucing some things up.

The weather was absolutely beautiful. I prayed for the rain to hold off until at least 4:00 and it bypassed us completely.  I’m not vain enough to think my prayer made a difference but I’d sure like to believe it did. 🙂  I actually think the rain formed to the east of us. But I’LL TAKE IT!  Made for a great day of work.

With the combination of OVCF, The Connection, and the Owen County Chamber of Commerce, we had about 70 volunteers. As you can imagine that was much larger than just a church of our size could do, so it was good to partner with the other two.

I believe we made a difference for those we helped. And that is what it is all about. I received some texts Sunday night from people we helped. Made me feel good. I know we are not to do service with that in mind but it never hurts to know you have been appreciated.  One of OVCF’s “prongs” of our vision statement is “To be involved in our community.” I like it when we can say, “We are.”

Next up, Lord willing, is the Fall Day of Service planned for November 4 (probably).


13 Comments so far ↓

  1. cycleguy says:

    From Gail:

    An amazing day indeed.

  2. Lisa notes says:

    I’m glad that your day turned out so wonderful! God was surely showing out through the hands and feet of you all. Looking forward to hearing about your November adventures.

    • cycleguy says:

      I too am glad the weather was so good. We actually needed the water I was carting around. 🙂 And I’m sure trusting we made an impact.

  3. So gratifying to hear all went so successfully, Bill! Yes, as Christians, we should reach out to others in tangible, loving ways.

  4. floyd says:

    That’s good stuff, Bill. “Faith without works…”

  5. Pam says:

    Wonderful ministry Bill! So thankful it all came together so well!

  6. Linda Stoll says:

    Oh I love this, Bill … so inspirational, so other-focused, so Christ-honoring!

    Any time we can break out of our own 4 walls is a victory of sorts, isn’t it …

  7. Pam says:

    Even our best intentions don’t come out right if we haven’t listened first. Great advise, Bill