Saturday will be a busy, but highly rewarding day for thousands of volunteers from all five campuses of Second Baptist Church participating in the eleventh annual Serve Houston community initiative.
“Serve Houston is just exactly what it says,” Dr. Gary Moore told KTRH. “We have the opportunity to serve our community. We are in one of th greatest cities in the country, if not the world. This is a chance for us to take everything we know about the Lord and his Kingdom and put it to very practical use with our fellow citizens.”
71 crews are going to work on 54 individual homes that are owned by widowed and elderly people in the community, fixing up those things that need some loving repair work, touching up places where paint has chipped away, and renovating areas that have become a bit worn with time. They’ll be working alongside Rebuilding Houston Together in a project serving the greatest number of homes by any one agency at one time.
“We’re working with over 50 agencies,” Dr. Moore explained, including the Houston Food Bank, Boys and Girls Country, Texas Children’s Hospital, Star of Hope, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Aldine Y.O.U.T.H., New Horizons, Katie Christian Ministries and more. “We have three major projects on Belneath and Flintridge Drive in Houston, and in New Caney. We’re sending lots of folks, several Sunday school classes will be getting together. It’s not only great for the people who benefit from it bit’s wonderful for us because of the camaraderie and the sense of purpose that it builds into us.”
Second Baptist Church is one church in five locations with Dr. Ed Young as pastor.