Servants of Jesus

“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” – 1 Timothy 5:17

If Grace Klein Community were to create the ideal group of volunteers in a lab, we would include traits like, hard-working, sweet-tempered, open-minded, and selfless. Shades Mountain Baptist Church’s group of senior volunteers provided all of these, plus an undeniable sense of duty to the cause.

This group of volunteers eagerly participated in a series of tasks to better our community office. About six or seven of the ladies spent their service time helping the fantastic Ms. Gayle in the Give and Take Room. The women sorted tens of dozens of items, and helped organize our influx of donations. They worked efficiently, and with a level of commitment that was truly inspiring.

Another group of ladies tended to sorting and shelving our vast collection of non-perishable items for the monthly food delivery ministry. In addition to all their bending and lifting, these ladies provided invaluable suggestions about how to organize the goods! Many hands make for a light load and “two heads are better than one” were the undercurrent of all the hard work these women provided throughout this sunny Friday morning.

Speaking of “sunny,” Grace Klein Community cannot properly discuss this day without giving a special shout out to the men! Alongside their fearless leader, Mr. Joel, the male volunteers of the day busted their buns in the sweltering heat! Their morning focused on breaking down all of the boxes Grace Klein Community receives food donations in, and putting them in the mobile recycling bin, AKA, the GKC trailer. Within the span of about ninety-minutes, these men filled up the ENTIRE truck. By the end of the task, they were as sweaty as they were godly!

Finally, to summarize their time at Grace Klein Community, the Shades Mountain seniors held a public Bible Study in our Give and Take room. This act further exemplified their devotion, not just to the cause of Grace Klein Community, but the essence of our community. As seen, serving takes many forms, but at the heart of all of them, is God and our peers. As our community places confidence in its people, even more so do we place our faith in our Heavenly Father; as proved by this generous, righteous group and the sentiments of all their selfless actions. GKC was truly blessed to experience their insight, efforts, and examples of being a Christian servant.

“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” -2 Corinthians 4:5

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