If you support the mission of LIVE-IT, or… have worked on Mary’s House, or…have given to help us rebuild this Widow’s home, You’re Invited! Between 5:30 and 6:00 pm on Friday, September 2nd Mary will be coming home to see her Brand New Home for the FIRST TIME. We are inviting everyone to this “Move That Bus” moment, as Mary will not only see and walk through her new home, but also meet the volunteers that have been building it for the past 7 days. Call 865-604-4088 for directions to get to the home dedication that will start ay 5:30 pm. After the short dedication there will be BBQ and a concert on the grounds. Thanks again to the all of you who made Mary’s prayer a miracle. Here are some photos from the build.
It’s amazing the progress that’s been made on Mary’s home in the last three days (Video Below). But what has truly been inspiring is to witness the day to day activities of the men and women who come to Mary’s property with one singular purpose, to help someone who needs their help. Or as the Bible says: To Love Your Neighbor As Yourself. In 3 days we have had about 100 volunteers show up to use their gifts and talents to help a widow in her troubles (James 1:27). May God Bless their hands, he has obviously already blessed their hearts. My favorite part of the video is the look on Mary’s face when she sees her new home framed up and taking shape. “Priceless!!” Click on this link to watch video: http://youtu.be/45Xr7coiYnE
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On a Thursday morning four volunteers meet in the parking lot of a McDonalds in Sevierville, TN. All four have one thing in common and it’s not the black T-shirts they’re wearing. Each have a special talent that they’re about to use to help neighbors they don’t know and have never met. These neighbors live 3 1/2 hours south in Scottsboro, AL. This “Love Your Neighbor Road Trip” actually started weeks before when LIVE-IT received a call from Sheila Washington of the Scottsboro Boys Museum asking for help. A house had been donated to the museum and needed lots of work to make it livable for an 80 year old widow who lost her home in a flood last August. After meeting with Sheila and visiting the house and neighborhood, it became clear that the “harvest” was greater than just providing a widow a place to call her own. We observed a neighborhood of need in all directions. After discussing what we observed with the LIVITES in Sevier County, TN God began to work in the hearts of those who “Love Their Neighbors” in TN, to now “Love Their Neighbors” in AL. And so our four LIVITES begin their journey to sow their talents into lives in Alabama. The photos below were taken over the past 2 days and chronicle the first steps that will go into the first “Love Your Neighborhood” project…God willing
Three widows, two in Tennessee and one in Alabama needed help. And thanks to the following volunteers (pictured) and project sponsors, we were able to give them the helping hands they needed. But more than just moving “stuff”, new friends were made and relationships established. Also, we witnessed God opening doors to new relationships with future church, business, and non-profit partners. “The Families Growing”.
Debra L. (Tennessee) Project: Moving from Knoxville to Sevierville. Project Sponsor: First Baptist Church Seymour Debra needed help moving from Knoxville to Sevierville. Thanks to all who responded to our neighbor Debra’s need.
Blanche C. and Kristi C. (Alabama) Project: Moving a storage container from Gurley to Fyffe AL. Project Sponsor: Scenic Realty, Scottsborro, AL. A storage container needed to be emptied and the contents moved. LIVE-IT was not able to find a truck to move the contents of the storage unit. While driving, a truck was spotted in the parking lot of Scenic Realty and Auction. After a quick introduction Scenic Realty gave LIVE-IT the keys to the truck. Thank You God, and thank you Scenic Realty for “loving your neighbor”.
Delynn G. (Tennessee) Project: Helping Widow Clean Garage and Remove Donated Items. Project Sponsor: The LORD’s Child. Monday was Presidents Day and another opportunity to “Love Our Neighbors”.
So much is happening in LIVE-IT that it is often difficult for me to keep the blog updated. My apologies for the delay in getting all of the wonderful and exciting news of the comings and goings of all who our joining the ranks of those committed to Living God’s word. July was an exciting month for the ministry and here is the proof of it…God Bless You All!
July 29th – Jackson County, Alabama
6.26.10 – From the first LIVE-IT project on February 22 to the current date, LIVE-IT partnered with SERVPRO of Sevier County, TN to help those in need. So it seemed a natural thing to do when LIVE-IT rolled into Jackson County (Scottsboro, AL) to stop by the local SERVPRO franchise and tell them about LIVE-IT. Thank you for the warm reception, we look forward to working with SERVPRO of Jackson County as we come together to love our neighbors in Northern Alabama.
6.27.10 – Dixie, who has been serving others through LIVE-IT and making meals for LIVE-IT volunteers gets her kitchen floor repaired. Dixie’s kitchen floor was so uneven that she had to level her refrigerator with a block of wood.
6.28.10 – Jackson County, AL. The Rock Church in Scottsboro, AL learns about LIVE-IT.
When the Taylor’s project started several weeks ago we knew many volunteers would be working on the project. But no one could have imagined the distance God would bring them. Thanks for LIVING-IT.
Keep checking back…We will be adding additional photos of the completed work as they come in. LIVE-IT would like to thank Reed, Patrick and the entire group from Bluff Park United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL.
Keep on LIVING-IT.