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Doing Something INCREDIBLE!

September 15, 2009

Sometimes in life, we are given opportunities to lay ourselves aside…our own selfish desires, our own agendas, our own plans…and we get to do something INCREDIBLE.

Hands and Feet is one such time for my family.

Our church… Eastwood Baptist Church, in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a little different from your normal, run of the mill church. Our Pastor and our staff strive to build a community within its walls…

…and out….

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all photos are copyright protected.

(Not the official photo for it, although, I think it could definitely work!)

Our church has a monthly activity called “Hands and Feet”. The Youth gather together one Saturday a month to do some kind of service project for our elderly church family. The work could be as little as weeding a garden, or more in depth like cleaning gutters or painting a shed. This particular Saturday, we had quite a few projects going on, but this is the one that my family completed.

The particular couple we worked for, are in their 70s and active in the church as well, but when it comes to things like painting a good-sized shed, this is stuff they shouldn’t be doing.

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So this is where our family came in.


And even though, technically, the only teenager we had with us was Austin, we do most things together as a family. So, we all participated.

Even Brooklyn:



The work was tiring, tedious at times, but God was kind to us and dropped the temperature down from the 100s where it has been for weeks, to the low 90s. And we were very pleased with that.

It was one of those times that the work didn’t really seem so much like work. We laughed, we talked, we had chips and cookies….and we got to know another couple at church. Yes, older than ourselves, and the very sweetest people….ones we have promised to visit more often.

See? Our church is different. It not only cares about where we sit spiritually, they care about us as people. They encourage us to memorize scripture, read our Bibles daily, and pray together. We have intercessory prayer during all the services. We have “fishing” trips where we go and share Christ with people in the city. We have several mission opportunities out of the country. And we are encouraged to love and support our church family. We are a community of people that care about one another inside the church…

…and out.

You can’t beat that.

So if I had to miss my ONLY day to sleep in, that’s alright.

If we ruined some clothes with paint…that’s alright too.

We were a family and we were given an opportunity to help someone else.

And that was worth it.

Dana Suggs
http://www.momof3darlings.wordpress.com

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dana permalink
    September 15, 2009 7:16 pm

    Well that’s a good-lookin’ family there… 😉

  2. gordon permalink
    September 16, 2009 1:21 pm

    yes!

  3. VERNAL DILLON permalink
    September 19, 2009 10:57 pm

    WHAT A PRECIOUS, LOVING FAMILY ALL DOING
    WORK OF THE LORD, TOGETHER. TRULY PUTTING
    HANDS AND FEET IN SERVICE TO THE LORD.
    “WHATSOEVER YOU DO IN WORD OR DEED, DO ALL
    TO THE GLORY OF GOD!” THANK YOU SUGGS
    FAMILY FOR BLESSING ANOTHER EASTWOOD
    FAMILY.

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