As part of my job as community worker I sit on Sandylands residents association committee.
Last summer we started to raise funds for a new play park, as the present one needs repairing, improved access and to give the area a face-lift.
Sandylands is having an extra 200 houses built on the Estate bringing the population to around 3000 people. Our fund raising efforts are going remarkable well if you’ve read the recent article in the Westmorland Gazzette.
It’s going well due to the amazing effort of key people in the area working with each other to bring about the rest of the money needed to start the refurbishment.
The key part all of this is working WITH each other. Working WITH empowers each party, raises self-esteem and gives MOTIVATION on projects. As a Christian worker I Strive to work WITH our community….as I reflect that God is omnipresent (everywhere at one time). “He is not far from any one of us” (Acts 17:27).
One of Jesus’ titles is “Immanuel,” which means “God with us”. When Jesus came into this world, He was truly, literally “God with us.” Because God is with us, we know that we will never be separated from His love. God’s presence assures us that we can accomplish His will for us, God’s presence overcomes our fears, and worry.
On a more personal level, God is WITH all believers today, in that His Holy Spirit indwells in us. No matter what challenges or opportunities we face in life, God is WITH us and walking WITH us in our journeys of life.
A Verse in the book of Hebrews in the Bible says this …..“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
My desire is to work WITH our community of Sandylands, and to share the love of God because he first loved us! Whatever I do or say I seek to model the life of Jesus on the streets of Sandylands.