Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Give Love Away

I am incredibly blessed for many, many reasons, but one of my favorite blessings is that I get to live out a passion on a daily basis.  My parents taught me incredibly young the importance of sharing Christ's love in action through service, not as a requirement or obligation, but as an act of obedience and honor to God.  That lesson manifested into a full blow passion throughout high school and in college where I studied social work. 

The most beautiful part now is that while I stay at home full time with my two sweet girls, God has allowed me to be a part of a church staff, where my role is to facilitate ways for others to be Christ's love in action...my complete passion!

This unbelievable and talented group of people that make up the Home Makeover Team has become a little family.  I am SO incredibly proud of the way they serve, the way they love each other, and the way they give of themselves sacrificially to make the Home Makeover happen each year!

This team meets bi-monthly from January til March and weekly through the month of April, pouring over the details of this ministry.


And when you give yourself away sacrificially for the glory of God...He always shows up!  And he did again this year in the 5th Home Makeover, through changed lives, through media coverage that brought a new family to church, through incredibly generous donations of materials and resources, and through 250 volunteers who now understand what it means to Give Love Away freely.

And at the end of the day, this is the result.  How can anyone question God's work when a group of believers do this for a family in need with no strings attached, just as a simple expression of love?

                                     http://player.vimeo.com/video/42209455?color=c9ff23

4 comments:

Porcaros said...

I've said it before and I will say it again...you are an amazing woman,Melissa!

kay said...

AMEN!! you rock friend!

khloverofjesus said...

tears in my eyes friend for all that the Lord did through y'all once again!!!! He is so faithful to those who serve in His Spirit!!!! What a blessing for all involved and for that family!!!! Love and miss you Melis!!!
Love, Kimmy :)

urbanevan said...

Vanessa and I just watched the video. The news broadcast that we watched didn't even do it justice. That was amazing at the end with you praying in the mega phone! To God be the glory! So proud of you sis!