Our theme for the week is “Ripple Effect”. We will be looking at both the positive and negative ripple effect our actions can have on those around us.
We will explore Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well and how this encounter can be eerily similar to our mission trip experiences.
We will look at what it means to conform to this world and the potential ripple effect we can have when we choose not to conform.
We will look at what it means to be the body of Christ and use our gifts for good. We will talk about the ripple effect we can have when the body of Christ is functioning well and the ripple effect that can happen when the body breaks down.
We will talk about Christian love talked about in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 13 and the ripple effect that can be see when we live out this radical love.
If you want to join along with us this week, here are the daily readings:
Monday - John 4: 7-26
Tuesday – Romans 12:1-2
Wednesday – Romans 12: 4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Thursday – Romans 12:3, 9-21, 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Friday – we will be reviewing all of that and having our closing worship. I ask that you read these passages each day and pray that God speaks to these youth and adults through his word. I believe when we return, you will see the ripple effect of your prayers!
We have an exciting week planned, but also quite a challenging week ahead. Here is what is on the docket for our projects.
This week we will…
Build 2 wheel chair ramps
Replace receptacles, switches, and switch plates
Install transition pieces in between rooms
Replace broken window panes
Add grab bars in the bathroom to make it easier for residents to use the bathroom and get out of the shower
Add smoke detectors to homes
Add supports to an existing deck
Repair flooring in 6 rooms (some all the way down to floor joists)
Add hand rails to several decks, steps, and homes
Replace 2 doors
Replace a bathroom vanity and top
Change out 3 toilets
Replace 4 sets of steps
Install a window A/C unit
Replace rotted wood and fascia boards around a home
Paint replaced/repaired boards on that house
Repair and replace some siding
Replace a ceiling light
Several of these task may seem small, but are going to be big jobs with challenges.
Our youth are going to be stretched in ways they would have never imagined this week…our adults will be stretched as well.
However, one thing I am sure of is that God is going to show up and move through these youth. We have 63 people ready to see the ripple effect of God’s work here in Wilmington!