When a church tells you that they have over 200 people with a heart for service available to serve with your ministry it can either incite panic or excitement. But God knows what needs to be accomplished and He provides just the right projects and people to get it done. This year at Shade’s Serve Day 2019, volunteers and members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church worked in, around, and outside of the Christian Service Mission Office. Volunteers began pouring into CSM around 8:00 that morning, ready and eager for the projects at hand! Nearly every inch of the CSM property was filled with volunteers form Shades and leaders from CSM working on over fifteen different projects. These amazing volunteers were able to help us tear down walls and ceilings in the warehouse for our future commercial kitchen, offer the warehouse and office fresh coats of paint, begin building a new deck out back, prepare the gardens for spring planting, sort food for distribution, sort and wrap diapers with Bundles of Hope, and lay flooring to improve office space. This massive group of people included families with children (who pitched in to create hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards), missionaries in town for the Shades Mountain Global Iniative Conference from all corners of the planet, and lots of people who love to make a difference.

By noon, everyone was enjoying much deserved ice cream sandwiches and popsicles after a long morning of hard work. We cannot thank Shades Mountain Baptist enough for the continued partnership on Shades Day and throughout the year! We are blessed by the relationships you offer and the multitude of ways God uses this partnership. God continues to use your efforts and faithfulness to advance his Kingdom and multiply his disciples! Thank you all!