A Tapestry of Connections
November 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Judy Van Dyke - Good Samaritan Ministries
Meet Nancy K., our new Kitchen Coordinator for Park Church’s midweek evening meal and ministry. Nancy has been a neighbor of Park Church for over a decade, but we had not met until the winter of 2010. It is a great story of connecting people; matching the gifts and passions and needs within a neighborhood. I met Nancy’s granddaughter, Sierra, in July of 2009, while walking through the neighborhood for the first time. Sierra, age 8, was a cheerful child; full of stories about her life, family, and adventures on her bicycle. She told us she is living with her dad, Mitch, and her grandmother, Nancy. After a lively conversation we realized Sierra’s love for dogs would come in handy for another neighbor, Helen. Helen was older, and struggled with health issues. Her dog, Skippy, was not getting the exercise and attention it needed, and Sierra was eager to help. We went to Helen’s house, I introduced them, and off they went, Sierra and Skippy; a match made in heaven, literally.
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