Paul writes in First Corinthians 12: 4-6, "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working but the same God works all of them in all men."
God has blessed each of us with a gift to share with others, and perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to share your gift and serve God. If so, Henderson Settlement offers a number of ways to volunteer. They are always looking for more work teams throughout the year, especially during winter, spring, and fall months.
You might be asking yourself what the Henderson Settlement is. It is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference, located in a beautiful valley in Frakes, KY. A valley where a stream runs thru and cattle graze. A valley where you can lookout, be still, and hear God’s voice.
I recently took a merry band of 22 missioners, from 12 to 65 years of age, to this place. Several had never been on a mission trip before. We accomplished many things while there, from painting, to pressure washing, to putting epoxy on the floor, to putting a library and thrift store in order, to putting in new flooring, and to screening a porch.
Besides the manual labor, we also had the opportunity to listen and be in communion with God. We saw God in so many faces and places. Have you ever taken the time to look at the dew drops on a leaf or spider web? Have you ever held a hand of a stranger and felt a warmth beyond explaining? Have you ever looked deep in a friend’s eyes and seen tears of love and understanding? Well, we did.
To request information about the volunteer opportunities at Henderson Settlement, e-mail Jerry Lambdin or DeJuana York at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greg Harford, UMVIM FL Conference coordinator
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