Project Awestruck 2019
13 Ways God’s Love Will Be On Display During Project Awestruck
Agape Riding: Agape serves all kinds of individuals and groups including families with special needs, at-risk children and youth, and seniors. We will be leading youth at the summer camp and engaging them in games and other camp activities.
FAME: Serving the medical evangelism community worldwide by sorting, tagging and packing donations in the warehouse; will also include outdoor clean-up such as picking up litter.
Flanner House: The farm at Flanner House allows them to provide healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate produce to those who need it most. We will be involved in a number of farm tasks, including weeding and harvesting.
Growing Places Indy: Landscaping and weeding, planting; We will be doing various farm related tasks on their urban farming site, which serves areas devoid of the means to grow/acquire fresh produce.
Journey Lutheran Ministries: A fairly new church, Journey serves the quickly growing community of Fishers, IN. We will be serving them by cleaning the facility, working in the community garden, and helping the congregation prepare for their upcoming family Vacation Bible School.
Julian Center: The Julian Center empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our volunteers will be leading activities and playing games with children in summer day camp. They will also be doing some organizing and cleaning of the storage shed.
Kairos: Kairos Outside supports women who have a loved one incarcerated through weekend religious retreats and continuing support groups. We will be making small crafts, termed Agape, which will be presented to the women throughout the weekend as a sign of God’s love for them and their worth. We will also be making posters to show how many people are praying for them.
Lutheran Child & Family Services: Provides programs of compassionate care and counsel to those in our community who need it most, including those transitioning from the foster care system, young women at risk for sex trafficking, and children with emotional or behavioral impairments. Working at their headquarters to make facility improvements.
Noble of Indiana: The mission of Noble is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through individualized services. Doing landscaping at their facility and assist with cleanup efforts to allow their people to focus on their special-needs clients during outside activities.
Pour House: Prepare apartments for homeless persons to live in. This includes everything to make the apartment move-in ready – furniture, groceries, hang shower curtains. We will help with the hands-on process of delivering furniture and setting up the apartments.
The Sharing Place: Stocking shelves, unloading deliveries and helping clients to shop at this Lawrence Twp. food pantry.
Third Phase: Sorting, moving, and cleaning out donations in storage barn, food pantry, and thrift store, which support their homeless and transitional-living ministries. Also working in their garden, which grows food for their pantry on-site. Also removing wallpaper and painting walls in the thrift store’s bathrooms.
Westminster Village North: We will be engaging residents of both the health center and assisted living with activities and conversation. We will also be walking some of the residents around in wheelchairs to give them some variety, decorating flower pots and helping fill them, and giving hand massages.