Redeemed

Providing appliances to families in need isn’t just about repurposing an appliance and keeping it out of a landfill. It’s about repurposing a life. It’s about redirecting a person’s priorities and restoring a measure of their humanity. It is a tangible reminder that these families are not alone. That the church cares not only for their spiritual flourishing, but also their physical and emotional flourishing.

By now, many of you have probably heard the names, Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Whether you’ve seen their hit show, Fixer Upper, or read their autobiography, The Magnolia Story, you have likely been charmed by their charisma and creativity.  In fact, their show, Fixer Upper, is the most successful show the HGTV network has ever had.  

    Why do people love this show so much?  It’s because we are drawn to the restoration of brokenness.  We love seeing the irredeemable, being redeemed and made beautiful.  We love seeing the broken down, the outdated, get torn down and remade.  It’s like seeing a little heaven come down to earth.

    This show is a metaphor for the Christian life.  It is a powerful illustration of God, in Christ, taking the brokenness of our life and making it whole.  Of taking the seemingly irredeemable pieces of our life and redeeming them for His purposes and our good.

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    We struggle to believe that God could be attracted to weakness and brokenness.  But we forget, He’s not just an architect and builder, He is a reclaimer.  He sees His image in us.  Though that image has been distorted and corrupted by sin, He seeks to renew that image in us.  He longs to reclaim and restore us.  He seeks to gut our life of self-reliance and self-salvation and rebuild it through the finished work of Christ.

When we started our Appliance Ministry back in 2014, the goal was to take appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers) that were destined for a landfill and repair and restore them before getting them into the hands of families in our city who were without one.

    Several retired engineers from our No Walls Ministry churches stepped forward when the call came to help repair these appliances.  Each year, this team, led by Chuck Hurt from Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, receives over 200 appliances from members of our No Walls Ministry churches.   About one-third of the appliances we receive are in perfect working order, and only require a good cleaning before being sent out. Another third of the appliances we receive are non-working but repairable.  The last third we receive are non-working and non-repairable and those get scrapped.

    J.C. Coleman, who is a pastor at All Nations Community Church and Board Member of No Walls Ministry, has a team of young men who help him pick up and  deliver the appliances in our Appliance Delivery truck.

    J.C. recognizes that caring for people’s souls often begins by caring for people’s immediate needs. In a fatherly way, he shares with these families that the appliance they are receiving is a tangible expression of the gift of God’s love for us in Christ…a love that is undeserved, yet so incredibly needed.  He also reminds them that they are not alone, and that No Walls Ministry stands beside them as they journey out of poverty, in all its forms.

    You help us communicate that message through your support of No Walls Ministry and our Appliance Ministry. If you have an appliance you would like to donate or you can help repair, clean or deliver one, please contact us (434) 226-0223 or by email at info@nowalls.us.  Thank you for helping us be the hands and feet of Christ in our community.

When we started our Appliance Ministry back in 2014, the goal was to take appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers) that were destined for a landfill and repair and restore them before getting them into the hands of families in our city who were without one.

    Several retired engineers from our No Walls Ministry churches stepped forward when the call came to help repair these appliances.  Each year, this team, led by Chuck Hurt from Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, receives over 200 appliances from members of our No Walls Ministry churches.   About one-third of the appliances we receive are in perfect working order, and only require a good cleaning before being sent out. Another third of the appliances we receive are non-working but repairable.  The last third we receive are non-working and non-repairable and those get scrapped.

    J.C. Coleman, who is a pastor at All Nations Community Church and Board Member of No Walls Ministry, has a team of young men who help him pick up and  deliver the appliances in our Appliance Delivery truck.

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    J.C. recognizes that caring for people’s souls often begins by caring for people’s immediate needs. In a fatherly way, he shares with these families that the appliance they are receiving is a tangible expression of the gift of God’s love for us in Christ…a love that is undeserved, yet so incredibly needed.  He also reminds them that they are not alone, and that No Walls Ministry stands beside them as they journey out of poverty, in all its forms.

    You help us communicate that message through your support of No Walls Ministry and our Appliance Ministry. If you have an appliance you would like to donate or you can help repair, clean or deliver one, please contact us (434) 226-0223 or by email at info@nowalls.us.  Thank you for helping us be the hands and feet of Christ in our community.