Today I helped build a fence.
But not just any fence. I helped build a fence that will pay for food, shelter, care, and an education for an Orphan in Haiti.
How you might ask? Fences for Orphans, under trained leadership, uses volunteers to build high-end privacy fences in the DFW Metroplex. According to their website, “Using volunteers allows FFO (Fences for Orphans) to give 80% of our profit to help build orphanages” and support orphans. Around 20 of us worked for 6 hours to help complete a fence. It was hot, it was hard, but totally worth it.
What I liked about Fences for Orphans is that it was not simply a service project like mowing a lawn, or painting a wall (that are still very important to the kingdom). It was a physical act of service matched with an ideology to care for the least of these around the world, right at home. It was more than buying a silicone bracelet or throwing money into a plate. It was a taste of the foreign mission field, on our local mission field.
What are some of the Service Projects you are doing this summer?