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6 Things I LOVED About Faith In Action Day

On June 9th we mobilized a couple hundred people to help & serve at 6 locations around our area. The week following I went to Haiti with a team from Eagle Pointe & then went with a bunch of H.S. students to Panama City Beach for their summer camp. Now, finally being home & things settling down – I’ve had a chance to reflect on our Faith in Action day & here are 6 things I absolutely loved about it…

1) Seeing God use 100′s of ordinary people, like us, to help so many people & point so many hearts towards Jesus! Through our helping people in real, practical, & tangible ways the door was opened to begin helping people spiritually. The impact of us serving our community was HUGE!

2) Seeing so many of the people we served who were moved to tears, seeing a small army of volunteers show up to help them out. I had one lady, almost in shock, say to me that she didn’t think that there were still people in our society who genuinely cared for & helped others.

3) The amazing hearts & generosity of our Eagle Pointe family. So many gave selflessly of their time, talents, & energy in order to help & serve others. At several projects, people found additional work they wanted to do & took off to Home Depot & bought what was needed.

4) The amazing attitude of Eagle Pointe’rs. Eagle Pointe’rs showed up to WORK baby! Hot – humid — it didn’t matter! When things didn’t work right, or go exactly as planned – there was no griping & complaining – people just rolled with it & found another way to get the job done!

5) Seeing so many kids participating in F.I.A. day! I loved seeing so many kids & teens helping out at all our different locations & seeing them catch a passion for serving others at such young ages!

6) The insatiable passion Eagle Pointe’rs have for Loving God, Loving Others, & Serving the World! I had so many people asking how soon can we do this again??? I love that so much of what our church is & does happens outside the walls of our church bldg. BTW: We will have several opportunities coming up this Fall to do more of these types of projects. Stay tuned for more details.

I could easily do a “Top 100 Things” list – but I’ll spare you from that. Those are probably the Big 6 for me personally. I would love to hear from you… What Did You Love About F.I.A. day???? (Comment below)

Our Faith in Action Day was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of you who participated – we couldn’t have begun to pull this off with out you! And of course – GO GOD!!!

* NOTE: Here is a video from that day…

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2 responses

  1. Rusty

    Hey Howard,
    I have to agree with you on all fronts. FIA is always a great experience for both the beginner and the seasoned participant. Each event brings about unique experiences. I was at the women’s Extension and had some great conversation with some of the residents and what struck me most were their comments about the people from Eagle Pointe. They felt that the people were different and really got a warm feeling. In fact, one of the ladies commented that she would be interested to see what Eagle Pointe is all about and wants to visit. What a great God given opportunity FIA can open up for those that go with an open mind and willingness to serve!! Many of us have no idea of the impact you can make on the lives of others by sharing the love of Christ. What an awesome feeling it is when God works through us while we are serving in His name.
    I am proud to call Eagle Pointe my church family and appreciate your lion heart for Christ Howard…
    God Bless!
    Rusty

    July 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  2. David Horn

    I love to do things for people, I drop what I do to help someone out. But the feeling I got for helping that family out that day was just overwhelming. I can’t wait to do this again.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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