God's people using their gifts to love their neighbors

One of the privileges of my job is that I get to meet good people in Bellflower who are interested in using their talents, time and treasure to love their neighbors and to make a difference.  Jerry and Betty Watts have been so generous with their time and I wanted to share the end result of some of their service.

As you may know we've been working over the last three years to help families who are experiencing homelessness or the risk of homelessness through coaching(case management) and rental assistance.  When a family actually becomes homeless they often lose everything but the possessions they can carry with them, or store in their car.  When we help re-house them we try to outfit their new place with some  furniture that has been donated so they won't have to sleep on the floor or live out of suitcases.

Recently Jerry Watts, one of the most handy-guys I know, said he wanted to share his talents for God's purposes and so when we got a "well-used" dresser donated, he came and picked it up promising to make the dinged-up and battered dresser a work of art.  Boy did he deliver!  Not only did he put countless hours into polishing, painting and repairing the old one, he made a new one to match!  Check out the finished product below.  I am excited to see the faces on the next family that comes through our program when they receive their "new" furniture repaired and created with love.  Thanks God for the unique gifts and abilities you've placed in your body to love our neighbors.