A bad economy? Bankruptcy? Our kids rebelling? Poor decision making? Loss of a loved one?
This past Saturday I had the distinct pleasure of witnessing a revival. Not at a church, or under a tent, or in a stadium with thousands of people. The revival took place on a country back road with 16 volunteers that wore black shirts in the heat of the day, and worked to clean out and organize a garage for a family who needed to experience LOVE, HOPE, and FAITH. (Please remember this, it’s never about the cleaning and organizing, building and painting, or anything else we physically do for someone in need that endures.)
By the time the LIVE-IT volunteers were ready to leave, something had changed dramatically. Sixteen people gave their Saturday to LOVE their neighbor, and HOPE had been restored in a family that was beaten down by this world. There is much more to do at the Taylor’s home. More Saturdays will be needed to make their home safe and secure for their 4 children. We are excited to see who God will bring us to finish this project, we know their coming…we have FAITH!
Now that this prayer has been answered Grace is praying for her grandson, Peter, who lives with her, is unemployed and experiencing many of the harsh realities of this world. He has a talent, however; auto mechanics. Grace is praying for her grandson to help others with his talent just like the LIVE-IT volunteers helped her. We agree and pray we were an example to him with the clean-up, and believe that 0ne day Peter will join us in LIVING IT FORWARD.
THE MOWING, WEEDING, AND LAWN MOWER REPAIRING TEAM.
THE PAINTING TEAM.
THE REPLACE AN ALTERNATOR TEAM.
We have the following project this weekend:
Project: Jim and Sharon live in a brick rancher in Sevierville, TN. Jim and his son (who is currently living here) are fighting terminal cancer and their treatments have left them weak and unable to do projects around the house. When we asked Jim what we could do for him he nodded towards his house and said, “I’ve been trying to get to my trim but I just don’t have the strength.” We can help with that Jim.
Number of volunteers needed: 8 Some work on ladders will be necessary.
Start time: 9:00 am Finish time: Approx. 3:00 pm
Would you like to help us with the cost of this project?
5 Gallons trim paint at $100.00 6 brushes at $10.00 per brush
Upcoming LIVE-IT Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2010
6:30 to 7:30 PM
707 W. Main Street, Seveirville, TN 37862
But LIVE-IT is about placing our neighbors priorities over our own. Stan and Debbie powered up the power washer for the first time this year to knock the pollen off their home when they received the call. Although Stan and Debbie have never met Jim and Sharon, they have a something in common. Jim and Sharon have a need, and Stan and Debbie have a way to meet it. Jim has been sick and undergoing aggressive treatment. There are projects around the house that he just hasn’t felt well enough to complete. Instead of doing their own home, they loaded the power washer and spent half of their Saturday loving their neighbor. Way to LIVE-IT Stan and Debbie!
Thanks SERVPRO for…SERVING.
God works in wonderful ways. And one of them has been through Alan, owner of SERVPRO Sevier, Jefferson, and Cocke Counties. Alan has been a regular at LIVE-IT projects since project one. The relationship between SERVPRO and LIVE-IT has been a blessing. SERVPRO restores buildings of all sorts back to new after fire and water damage has occurred and LIVE-IT is in the life restoration business. Through Alan we had the opportunity to meet Jim, the owner of several SERVPRO franchises in the Knoxville area. God is doing things that we could have never imagined. Thanks Alan and Jim for your desire to restore homes and people back to the way their creator intended.
There is no such thing as a small project. Just ask those who have the need.
It’s hard to hear. Sitting on Jim’s front porch in the late afternoon we listen to this past welder by occupation, a man who always took care of his business and his home, tell us he just doesn’t have the strength any longer. Jim, and his son have both been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. In a few short weeks since receiving the diagnosis and starting chemotherapy, his strength is gone. When we asked what we can do, he points to the trim of his well maintained brick rancher. “I need to paint my trim, but I just can’t do it now”. Jim has a new paint spraying system that he wants to donate to LIVE-IT. It’s our pleasure to use it on your house first.
Thanks Jim and Sharon for allowing us to serve.
Skills Needed: Prep work and painting.
Approximate cost of project: $250 (Note: LIVE-IT project donations go to fund the entire mission of LIVE-IT)
Thank You Ms. George for providing us with an opportunity to serve. Ms. George needs her carpets cleaned and her kitchen cleaned. Ms. George has mobility challenges and can’t spend much time on her feet. Can you help?
Volunteers Needed: Cleaners for counters / Carpet Cleaner
Equipment: Carpet Cleaner / Kitchen Cleaning Products
Approximate cost of project: $70 (Note: All LIVE-IT project donations go to fund the entire mission of LIVE-IT)
For more information call: 865-604-4088 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again Ms. Whitten for providing an opportunity for men and women in the Hollywood Alabama area to LIVE-IT. We will be looking forward to those with the talents and skills that are necessary to get your house back in tip top shape coming forward to serve. I want to thank Steven Wilson and those in Scottsboro who have already decided to LIVE-IT. If you want to volunteer your time, equipment, or money for this project please call Terri at 865-604-4088.
Skills Needed: Carpentry / Plumbing / Painting / Mold Abatement /
Equipment: Pressure Washer
Cost of Project: Undetermined
For more information call: 865-604-4087 E-mail: email@example.com