Friday, November 6, 2009

If there were a prize for #1 Community...

... my small group would win it. I'm telling you, people.

Last Friday and Saturday small group moved us out of our apartment. Over the week or two before that, they showed up several times with trucks to help move our furniture to its various new homes - some Craigslist buyers, some family, some friends.

Speaking of furniture, my small group members who recently just bought homes and had some extra space had divvied up our "nice" furniture between them to keep for the next 2 - 3 years so we don't have to a) sell it all and re-buy everything in 3 years, or b) pay for a storage unit.

This week, our small group has been bringing all their extra stuff to our leader's house to get ready for a giant garage sale tomorrow morning. Then, tomorrow night, our small group is putting on a support dinner so we can share our needs and ministry plans with our church and young friends (the 'rents are planning to do another similar dinner later for their friends and people from their church).

Several young friends and couples, including one that's not even married yet, and including several that are on only one income due to grad school or stay-at-home-parenting, have indicated that they plan to support us financially every month. Often they apologize that they can't do more, while I'm standing there gaping at their generosity. These are people that are in their 20's and 30's... leaders in giving.

Community in action:) It's beautiful, really.

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