One much-felt need in the community was the home restoration of long-time resident and church member, Margarite Davis. Ms. Davis is 93 years old, and her health is declining. Sheran, Ms. Davis’s daughter, moved back home several years ago to care for her. Because of Ms. Davis’s age and health, it became hard to keep the family home in good repair, and the members of Bethel Church wanted to help but needed additional resources to make the much-needed repairs happen.
Three years ago, I introduced Pastor Wilder and Pastor Kallam of Mountain Brook Community Church (MBCC) because I believed they had a similar vision for working in the community and could walk together in ministry. Because of this long-term relationship, it was a natural fit for MBCC and Bethel Church to work together to restore the Davis home.