Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | April 25, 2015

More Than Repairs

Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Thoreau was absolutely right. In our fast-paced suburban existence it’s easy for us to look at people and things without ever really seeing them clearly. Seeing others clearly is the first step toward discovering their needs, hurts, and anxieties — and then doing something to make a difference.

Shedd Project 1
Today was one of those days when one of our small groups at Kingsland ventured into the community to meet a specific need. A few folks from Bread of Life, one of our small groups, met early this morning to help a widow who cares for a grandson with special needs. When members of Bread of Life learned about this widow and the challenges she faces, they decided to do something to help.

Shedd Project 3This morning greeted us with overcast skies, rain, and some pretty impressive lightning. No problem! We decided to go ahead with our scheduled service initiative in spite of the rain. And I am really glad we did because by mid-morning the skies cleared, making today a beautiful day in the Lone Star State.

Shedd Garage
I’m really proud of the Bread of Life team. We repaired plumbing, weeded beds and planted shrubs and flowers, repaired a fence, cleaned out a garage that was overflowing with stuff, built storage shelves, and organized the contents of the garage onto the shelving units we built. Most of the folks worked all morning and into the afternoon.

Processed with MoldivAt the end of the day we had done for the widowed grandmother what she and her special needs grandson could not have done for themselves. But more than addressing several things in need of repair and organization, this woman needed fellowship. She needed a reminder that she is not forgotten and that there are people in our community who care. It was really good to see her smile and to watch members of Bread of Life love her and her grandson as Jesus would.


  1. I love this! I’m so proud to call Kingsland my church!

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