[Editor's Note: A grateful recipient of volunteer services from the Never Alone Ministry provided the following testimonial of the ministry, and we wanted to share it with Vine readers.]
From Libby Patterson: “One morning I walked into my garage and was greeted by a fallen ceiling – not the entire ceiling, but a several tiles had fallen. Distressed, I went into the kitchen (those who know me, know that a crises is met with coffee) and saw the Vine’s Never Alone article. Since my husband died, home repairs are one of the things I dread most. There is not knowing if you can trust the repairman to do a good job and the uncertainly of a fair price. With a sense of relief I called John Reed and asked if anyone in the group still climbed ladders. That afternoon John and Wayne Corbett appeared at my house. They found other work in the garage that needed to be done. The next step was a trip to Home Depot to buy the needed supplies. This was my only expense. Even better was their attitude while working. While using the gifts that God had given them, they acted like I was doing them a favor. In reality, it was the other way around. There was one drawback: I asked if they washed windows and they laughed and said that their wives asked them the same thing. I took that as a no! I am so blessed to be a member of a church that offers this service. It is not just available for widows, but for the sick and anyone alone who needs their expertise. Don’t hesitate to call, you will be blessed.”
Arborlawn's Never Alone Ministry has a wonderful group of volunteers with a wide range of skill sets who are willing to change light bulbs, replace sprinkler heads, and make other minor repairs if homeowners do not have other family or friends who are able to help. The Never Alone Ministry also has a list of reputable service people who can be called upon in case of an emergency or if the job requires more skill than what is provided by the volunteers. If you could benefit from the Never Alone Ministry, please contact John Reed.
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