Last year’s MLK Day of Service at Redeemer proved to be one of my most memorable and important days of 2011. The 2012 edition arrived even bigger and better, exceeding my expectations.
The day started with an enthusiastic worship service thanks to Pastor Matt Simpkins and the House of the Rock band. Singing, clapping and feeling God’s love at 8 a.m. was stronger than nuclear-strength Starbucks. This was followed by a variety of service projects. My family members and I were scheduled to work in the Redeemer sanctuary cleaning the choir loft and the balcony alongside members of the Goshen Valley Boy’s Ranch. Working in tandem with my wife and children and being given the task of helping beautify Redeemer was extremely gratifying. Seeing my kids tiny hands scrubbing away was truly a sight to behold. Just like last year, the MLK Day of Service was a fantastic opportunity to help instill in my children the importance of service work. Coming together as a congregation, taking action and giving back reminds me why we’ve chosen Redeemer as our place of worship.
- Jon Waterhouse