I gotta tell you. It just feels good to do something that’s not all about me or my family. Something that even gets me out of my comfort zone.
This was just my experience last week at The Tapestry Project. The Tapestry’s website explains it “is an organization that is revitalizing a deteriorating neighborhood through renovation, restoration, and connecting people in need to the resources that will equip them to thrive as a community. The vision is to create model for urban development and community transformation for women, children and families in crisis all across Oklahoma City.”
It’s simply AMAZING what Amy Newberry and her husband, Joshua, have birthed in this project. They are both incredible examples of what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
I served Tapestry with a few of my bible study peeps. You can see a few pictures from our day by visiting Tapestry’s blog. I really hate that the photo Cindy Beall took of me with a broom in my hand didn’t make the post. But, I did make sure she sent it to my husband. You know….for the shock factor and all.
Praying over a few of the young ladies living in apartments provided by Tapestry was overwhelming but so dang fulfilling. We prayed over specific needs they had. I wanted to just bring one pregnant, 17 year old girl named Sarah home with me. But, I became increasingly aware that Sarah needs my friendship and impartation of Christ more than anything. Amy Newberry commented, “I know their needs seem overwhelming. But they really need me to just sit on their porch steps, drink their coffee, and be a little heaven on earth to them.”
I think, at times, we let ourselves get so overwhelmed at such large needs, that we fail to give the GREATEST gift we can give: Christ.
I’ll never forget Amy’s words.
And, I’m very excited about serving there again.
With my family – including my two children.
Who will learn from a very young age that there is a world of hurting people. And, oh what joy comes from being the hands and feet of Christ.
2 responses to “The Tapestry Project”
That is great…really great…
wow, that is awesome and so moving. You are such a sweet person and such a giving soul. I am proud to say you are my cousin!