On Saturday April 2, 2011, a group of people from WordServe decided to connect their faith to everyday life when they met at Wal-Mart to purchase bicycles for refugees in the Houston area. Bicycles are an important part of life for refugees in this country as bikes are often their primary means of transportation. Bicycles also allow them to keep in touch with each other and friends in the community. But something as simple as a bicycle can be very hard to come by as a refugee just coming to this country, and for many, it is a luxury they simply cannot afford. So, a group of WordServe servants gathered at Wal-Mart one Saturday to purchase bikes for the refugee community. We also collected used bicycles from friends and neighbors. In all, 12 bicycles, 12 helmets, and 12 locks were provided to the refugee community! Here’s an account from one of the WordServers who helped deliver the bikes: Continue reading →
Can you see God in a house? The people of WordServe Church spent many hours this past year looking for God–and finding him–among the rubble of a local home destroyed by fire. For WordServe, 2010 was indeed the year of the house. Take a look at the video below and watch the journey unfold as a group of people take a risk, step out in faith, and tackle something so big that we could never have accomplished it without God. See this house transform from ashes to beauty, and realize that in the process, God was transforming each of us in incredible ways, too.
From August 7-14, 2010, a mission team from WordServe traveled from Houston to Honduras to drill a water well for the people of the village of Rio Arriba. Chad Yelverton, one member of the team, shares his experience from the trip:
I almost didn’t go on this trip at all. Seriously, I thought of reasons to back out even before I signed up.
“It’s not safe.”
“I’m too busy.”
“My job is really uncertain right now.”
“I can’t be away from Erika and the boys for that long.”
…and on and on and on, all the way up to the day before we left, when I considered canceling because Erika’s dad went into the hospital for what would be the last time and I wanted so badly to be there for her. But she insisted that I go to Honduras. Honestly, I felt God pushing me along, keeping me from giving up. So I got on the plane. Continue reading →
On Sunday, July 25th, 2010, more than 200 people from WordServe Church and First United Methodist Church Fulshear joined together to joyfully care for the needs of our neighbors and our community. We cancelled worship services inside our buildings in order to worship God by serving others. To catch a glimpse of some of the amazing things that happened when the Church Left the Building, check out this video!