Our church has been participating in Sharfest for about 5 years. We are a small church with about 70 members. Every year it seems more taxing to make the commitment, get volunteers and meet the projects financial needs. Every year we think we should partner with a bigger church for support; not wanting to miss the opportunity to serve the community in this way.
This year was no different, but something was, the Sharefest leadership. The Sharefest leadership was totally there for us. They worked with us, encouraged us, and were patient as we shared the concerns of our hearts. We ended up adopting a project once again, blessing people and meeting their needs above and beyond their request. The project went off with out a hitch, we finished by 2pm, ran on budget, had 14 volunteer show up, and were totally blessed as a team and a church.
As Breakwater Church Project Manager, I wanted write this to encourage the small guy, the church who has limited resources, the church who thinks they can't, thinks it's too much and lacks people/volunteers and money. I want to challenge you to press in, pray, exercise your faith, talk to the leaders of Sharefest, and participate next year.
April 28th was such a blessing for me and our church, we not only filled a need, but made new friends. We have committed to continuing or new relationship with Lucille Smith Elementary School in Lawndale, partnering with them to help maintain and visit their garden. Our small church once again proved to be mighty on this day, as we acted in faith and reaped a great reward, that is friendship.
Written by Sunny Bray // Breakwater Church