By FILIPE HO
Before LOVE Week 2014, I was fairly new to Elevation Church. I had never served in a specific area at any of the campuses. I had heard so much about how the church showed the love of Christ to our city by helping people in need during LOVE Week and I wanted to join the movement.
I’m grateful now to be a part of the history of LOVE Week. In 2010, Pastor Steven preached from Jeremiah 29:7 which says “Also seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
God was calling me to move out of my comfort zone and lead as a liaison for Tyvola Senior Center. Up until the night before the first event, I was super worried. It was a painting project and I didn’t have any experience. Will I have any volunteers? Will all my supplies be at the job site on time?
A friend reminded me we serve an amazing God and we just need to pray and ask for him to guide us. Through the power of Christ, the wonderful volunteers, the skilled project managers and my eGroup, the first event went off without a hitch! The Lord truly answered my prayers and we got more work done than expected.
I got to work with more partners and God opened my eyes to see how powerful service and generosity can be. And the passion of our leadership team is epic – Tonia, Kyle, Jamie, everyone I got to know at LOVE Week HQ – God’s glory was really shining through each of you.
The love of Jesus is INFECTIOUS – we serve during LOVE Week “so that” people like me can get involved in seeking the peace and prosperity of our city, grow in our faith and lead others to know and understand what it means to SERVE AND BE BLESSED.