Over the next two days, 84 people will fill 124 volunteer slots (some are working double shifts) and serve in locations from parks, to rec centers to pregnancy support centers. We’ll wrap the whole thing up with a cookout on Saturday evening and our weekly gathering on Sunday morning.
This is what we’re about as a church. We believe in a God who restores. He breathes life into dead souls. He rebuilds all that sin destroys. He takes back the years the locusts have eaten. When we remember that, we see that the roots of ServeDC run much deeper than who we are as a church. They go all the way down to who God is as Creator, Redeemer and Restorer.
Restoration City, remember why we’re doing this. We want to demonstrate the character and mission of God to our city. This isn’t about us getting credit, impressing people, earning God’s favor or doing something that makes us feel good. It’s not about growing the church or keeping us busy. It’s about demonstrating the heart of God. We want DC to know restoration is possible!
If you can’t join us this weekend, I would love to have you praying for us and for the city we love. Would you pray that simple acts of service will plant seeds that bloom into eternal life? Would you pray for conversations with those we serve? Would you pray that DC would awaken to the restoration we find in Jesus?
We’ve got such a great weekend ahead. I can’t wait to see how God uses it!!