Every day people are venturing out to share God’s love and finding new ways to serve Him by serving others. Here are three stories that may inspire you to use your talents and resources to do the same.
Stephen Bentley, a deacon at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stockton, is using his talent for repairing bicycles to serve God in his community. Along with a group of volunteers and a good deal of donated bikes and tools, they have created the HUB – Helping Urban Bicyclists program. They are providing free bikes and bike repairs to those in need.
A group of people from the Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan, have combined their talents to help a group of high school students serve God in their community over their spring break. A local contractor, Bruce Modde, provided the know-how, and youth minister Dave Frank, used his organizational skills to put together a group of adult leaders to assist the students. Together that took on several community projects, including fixing leaking roofs, installing a deck, and doing some painting.
Tanya Murphy, in Athens, Tennessee, went through a difficult time in her life; as a result she felt called by God to help others. She began feeding people out of the back of her truck; others saw what she was doing and offered to help. Grace and Mercy Ministries grew out of her effort and is now feeding thousands every year. Partnering with over 50 churches and a lot of volunteers, Tanya has sparked an outpouring of God’s love – serving God through service to others.
If you have an inspiring story about an individual, small group, or church serving God that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it. Use the Contact page to send a brief story (less than 500 words) describing the service you’d like to highlight. If I decide to use your story on the site, I’ll let you know and request you send some pictures that I can post as well. Your contribution may be the spark that triggers the imagination of others to use their resources and talents in service to God by serving others.