You could be the one Jesus uses to transform a child’s life forever. No pressure.
You will make life-long memories with children and other volunteers.
You will learn and teach that God’s love is incredible, faithful, invincible, unconditional, and very real.
For the past 10 years, the Annual Mission Trip to Marion, Virginia has been one of the many ways we have taken our Mission Statement to heart. St. John’s Disciples have loaded up vans, trucks, and trailers, and made the trip to Marion, Virginia to become the Hands and Feet of Christ, completing home repair projects through Project Crossroads.
It was Kay, in the parlor, with a hug. The Grief Support Group was ready to begin, and Kay’s hug found one of the newer participants. “I prayed for you all week,” Kay said. And she wasn’t the only one praying. Members of the group have listened and prayed and shared stories, growing closer as they talked about what grief has been like for them.
Just this past week, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a Minister of Loneliness for the United Kingdom. Apparently, loneliness in the United Kingdom has reached a critical level with more than 9 million people in a recent study claiming that they “always or often feel lonely.” It seems somewhat ridiculous that in today’s global society in which we are more connected than ever through social media and the internet, the experience of loneliness has reached such critical levels.