Faith in Action Needed

Dirt floors, no running water, the stench of open sewage, rats eating through the walls. This describes a home, not in a third world country, but in a wealthy suburban community in St. Tammany Parish. We found this family 3 years ago & I couldn’t believe the conditions they were living in. I told other people about it and they said, “I drive by that house all the time. I had no idea.” Over the past few years, Bridge Church, through Faith in Action has tried to improve their quality of life & be an encouragement to this family. This week, I’m excited for them, b/c they’re finally getting new floors thanks to Volunteers of America & on Sunday, during our quarterly Faith In Action Sunday we’ll be making other repairs to the home as well as cleaning up the yard. Still much left to do beyond new floors. They are still w/o running water to parts of the house & they have a lot of electrical problems.

Faith in Action Sunday is about not being content with just driving by. I don’t want to be a Drive By Disciple. Driving by the needs of the world on my way to church meetings. Through Faith in Action, we can bring Good News to neighborhoods in Tangible ways & keep the story of God’s provision & work spreading.

Every time there’s a 5th Sunday in a month we take that week and serve instead of soak. Check out some of the reasons why & videos from past FIA Sunday’s here. Check out some of our other projects for this FIA Weekend here. Also, suggest a project as you see the needs of your community.

Disabled sons bedroom.

Living room with new floor joists.

Back door. Porch repairs to be made Sunday.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on July 28, 2012, in Bridge Church, Faith In Action. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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