In recent years there has been a push to do things locally. We are told (and I agree) that it's good to shop local, eat local and get our produce locally (like at a Farmer's Market for example). This makes sense because we get to support small businesses in our area and keep more of our money in our local economy, which helps our friends and neighbors rather than spending money at chain restaurants or from far away vendors on Amazon. My wife even gets honey from a local beekeeper to help with allergies, which apparently works.
Starting on Monday, July 6, we are going to do a local service week rather than go on our Kentucky mission trip as we had planned. While I would have LOVED to have gone on the mission trip, instead we get to serve our neighbors by staying and serving local.
Would you consider joining us? We have some great projects lined up and a real chance to make a difference in our own backyard. We will be serving local residents, helping at a local food pantry and cleaning up at local parks and trails (among a few other projects).
We are working every day that week (July 6-10) from about 9 am to 3 pm and could use more hands to share the work. Will you help us share God's love in physical ways with our friends and neighbors? Will you help us serve local? Just click on the link below to register. It's free and easy!