Not often do we get the opportunity to serve others in a way that is just “absolute silly fun”. This was one of those times!
The Laminin Small Group partnered with the Property Manager management at a local Apartment complex to assist them with their annual summer pool party. Our mission was to establish relationships, share the love of Christ with the hope of planting seeds for small group studies among the tenants, and just have good fun with a positive vibe!
Our group helped plan and set up the event working hand in hand with property management and the maintenance crew on the day of the event.
We had fun throwing the Frisbee with the children at the pool, participating in the Hoola-Hoop contest that was led by the D J, and serving hotdogs, chips, drinks, and popcorn. Todd and his son, also Lifepoint members, gave their time to bring their cotton candy machine and donated all the ingredients…it was a giant hit with everyone. We also provided and set up a jumper on the tennis courts for the children, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
We were able to share God’s love by answering the call to be ambassadors from Lifepoint for His purpose. Our presence was greatly appreciated by the staff and the tenants.
The Laminin Group t-shirts we were wearing made for the perfect ice breaker. People were asking about Laminin’s meaning which allowed us to share how Christ holds us together. We shared the benefit of being involved in a small group for weekly Bible study, being an encouragement to one another through prayer support, and holding one another accountable as Christ followers. Stories were shared from those who were broken and searching for God. We were excited to see how God was moving in their hearts and we look forward to seeing a harvest in that place. Seeds were planted in those we shared with and we hope to have another opportunity to serve there in the near future.
As a group we learned that even in the midst of playful laughter, there are hurts from things unseen, and people who are crying out for someone to care. It was an awesome day for us to care for those folks and share the good news that there is hope in Jesus Christ. Our group’s mission statement proved to be real that day. Not only as individuals but as a Body of Christ, “We are held together by Christ for His purpose”.
The Laminin Group