This past week, over 900 Crossings volunteers chose to be known by love through repairing and upgrading the homes of three homeowners in the 73114 zip code. By partnering with Rebuilding Together OKC, Love’s, and the Oklahoma City Thunder, volunteers worked together to improve these homes through a short-term project called SheBuilds.
Each volunteer gave selflessly of their time and resources, completing tasks such as removing and installing flooring, laying tile and setting backsplash, installing light fixtures, repairing and painting siding, cleaning, decorating, and more. The astonishing transformations of each of these homes remind us what can be done when we love and serve others as God has loved and served us.
The homeowners were stunned by the work completed in each home throughout the week. Heather and her daughter, Ryleigh, who own one of the homes sponsored by Crossings OKC, shared her surprise at the repairs and upgrades, saying it was “off the charts!” and she never could have imagined everything that was accomplished in her home.
Beverly, who owns the other home sponsored by Crossings OKC, was equally surprised to discover the home her parents built was vastly improved and still retained its meaningful details and character. Both Beverly and Heather look forward to entertaining friends and family in their renovated homes and have expressed the love they’ve felt as the Crossings community gathered together to serve through SheBuilds.
Peggy, who owns the home sponsored by Crossings Edmond, was in tears when she saw her home for the first time. Peggy is a vibrant woman of God who is a light in her community and truly demonstrates God’s love every chance she gets. She was overwhelmed when she was able to come back to her repaired and upgraded home.
“I am so thankful,” Peggy said. “I’m overwhelmed! I appreciate this so much. I could never have done this on my own and this transformation exceeded even my greatest expectations! God is so, so good!” Peggy has touched the hearts of everyone involved in the SheBuilds family and looks forward to coming to a Sunday service at Crossings as soon as she is feeling well enough.
Thank you, Crossings family, for contributing your time and resources to make a difference in the lives of Heather, Ryleigh, Beverly, and Peggy!
For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them. Matthew 18:20
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved with local missions projects such as SheBuilds, we would love to connect with you! Contact Pam Millington, Pastor of Missions and Outreach Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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