“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
I have to be honest with you that I struggled out of the starting blocks this year. I was still recovering from snowmeggedon that wiped out Christmas At Piedmont. It was so heartbreaking because the church and so many had put so much into making that event so special for so many. We had set a record on sponsorships as well as the number of schools that coming to perform. The snow storm wiped it out.
It was hard to motivated because of that heart break and because in 2017 Piedmont Church had done so much in the community. I was like where am I going to get the motivation to do it all over again in 2018.
The motivation comes from serving God and doing what He has called me to do. The inspiration and excitement comes from serving with my church family. It is such a joy to serve with such a giving church. It is so exciting to come to work every day at a church that truly wants to show God’s love in so many ways to this community that we have been called together to serve.
In January, Piedmont Church brought more soups for the SouperBowl of giving than ever before. I can’t even begin to share with the joy that was on the faces of the Noonday Baptist Association volunteers when I pulled up with a truckload of soups to restock their pantries.
In February Piedmont Church bought 15 iPads for local schools special needs classes. The joy and tears that was shed on the faces of the special needs teachers brought all of us to tears as well. The buses that brought the special needs children from all over Cobb County to the dances at Kennesaw Mountain and Sprayberry High School were paid for by your giving. It was an honor to serve lunch to the deaf and hard of hearing kids and their parents at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
In March your giving bought over 100k eggs filled with candy for the 9th Annual Northeast Cobb Egg Drop. A record crowd of over 20k people came to Sprayberry High School to have a special day of hunting eggs and enjoying time with their families. This year’s Egg Drop will break last year’s record of giving back over $16k to the local schools and much needed programs in our community.
April’s Love Does will go to help show God’s love to our schools year-end celebrations and back to school programs in August. Last year we set a record for most hotdogs cooked. This year promises to be even bigger. The schools are already calling us asking us to grill.
I could go on and on about projects that we are doing in the community. For example, Piedmont Church just handed out over $9k in scholarships to local high school kids.
The month of May is our busiest month for community projects. Aaron, Daniel, and Madelynn are lining up dates now. Please stay tuned as those dates and times will be posted shortly.
I love serving with all of you!