By: LaManda Bowers, Volunteer Services Manager “The Harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of his harvest to send out laborers into his Harvest.” ─ Luke 10: 2
To me, “volunteer” is a precious word. It is a word that permeates the love of Christ. A volunteer is a person with a servant’s heart who plows forward in a world that is full of daily challenges, heartache and frustrations. This person oftentimes demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ through their actions and sacrifice. Volunteers give of their lives for individuals who need hope.
Volunteers bring a greater level of love into everything they do. They challenge us to give freely of ourselves and to share our abilities and talents with those who are in need. Volunteers teach the world that there is more beyond just serving ourselves. They challenge us to do more, to be greater, and to achieve through compassion and team work. They force us to never settle for mediocre. Philippians 2: 3- 4 states, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
That, my friends, is what volunteers do. You are laborers bringing forth a harvest for the Lord’s kingdom. Putting other peoples interests at the forefront and investing your time here on Earth to show that there is no greater love than His.
Ways you can get involved
We are always in need of regular volunteers on the construction site, in the ReStores, and to serve on our committees.
We are currently in need of a part-time receptionist to help us at our Grove Avenue Administrative Offices. We are also in need of a few volunteers to come and be our Apparel Experts. Volunteers who take over this position will be in charge of sorting and hanging up clothes.
Register to volunteer today!