It was our first day of SPRING BREAK. I had thoughts of sleeping in and being lazy.
But I was asked to help Hosanna Industries. Callie and I were happy to get up bright and early, 9am to about 2:30pm. In that short time, a ramp was built, a sidewalk laid, a roof replaced, some light landscaping and fellowship and prayer happened.
Volunteering with this organization gives you an opportunity to work hard. BUT it also gives you an opportunity to see LOVE at WORK! Every person in the group belongs. There is work for everyone to do. Helping place shingles on a roof, raking up leaves, building a wheelchair ramp, visiting with clients, placing paving stones or simply picking up after the work is done–everyone belongs. The best part of volunteering with Hosanna however, is getting to know people and loving strangers–hugging someone you didn’t know before, listening to stories of life, laughing with a new friend, witnessing tears of thankfulness…
The folks at Hosanna WORK HARD, but they LOVE even HARDER! And during this Holy Week, I wouldn’t have wanted to be any place else. It is important to me to raise my daughter to know this kind of love. I want to help her understand how God loves her, and the work Hosanna does mirrors how HE has called us to love. You can see WHY they work so hard! HE is the reason! And the love is so true and genuine.
Thank you folks for being such living sacrifices! Happy Easter!
-Christan Baker, Volunteer