Serving our Community

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. -1 Peter 4:10

It’s not often in college that you think beyond the works of what you have to accomplish every day. There’s tests, projects, assignments, activities, work, errands, social promises…but what stood out to me the most was an event that we were humbly able to be a part of this last weekend. The Big Event hosted by the University of Kansas is a large volunteer event which gives students the opportunity to sign up in groups to serve around the community and assigned to various homes across the city.

When we got to our assigned home in north Lawrence, we were pleased to meet some very wonderful people and given the task of helping enhance their yard. We raked many yards of leaves and pulled numerous amount of weeds, but most of all, we were able to see our hand in the community, doing as God tells us every day. Our ability to serve those who need it meant the most when we had the energy and passion to give back, as God has led us to do.

I wouldn’t trade this opportunity for anything and sincerely hope we can continue to serve in this tradition for the future. Check out some of the photographs and video I’ve compiled as a part of our experience working together through Wesley KU. A special thank you to all who joined our team!

-Lauren Muth

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