Each year the Missions Pastor at our church organizes September Serve. Everyone is encouraged to find a mission or service type project to work on in our community during the month (and hopefully continue through the year).
On Saturday the 24th over 25 teams from our church spread out all over the Houston area working together on various projects. Some hosted a camp for 125 inner city youth. Others painted a Habitat for Humanity house and our family signed up for this project:
We helped paint, clean and do maintenance projects at Harper United Methodist Church in Monaville, Texas. This church was founded in 1881. It is tucked back down a country road and is home to a small, mostly elderly congregation. I’m not sure how far back this building dates, but it was probably built in the early 1900’s.
We painted the front porch, scraped and cleaned the windows. Worked on ceiling fans and light fixtures, and other miscellaneous items on the ‘to-do’ list.
It was a blessing to work together as a family and with others on this beautiful church. This historic church needs much more TLC, and hopefully we can go again and help to scrape the wood and re-paint the rest of the church.
Here we are working away:
The group hard at work on the porch:
I just noticed on their sign it says “Catch the Spirit of Love” There was definitely a spirit of love on that day in Monaville.