Faith and Families Newsletter
March 8, 2019

In this Issue:
Letter from Robert
Covering Things Up

Dear Friends,
              This past week I have been with a great group working on a Flood Relief project in Kinston, NC. The house we have worked on experienced a lot of flooding under the house. There is a crawl space about 2-3 feet high under most of the house and water under the house had caused a great deal of mold, mildew, and rot to occur in the floor joists and support beams. We tore out the floor, old joists and beams, and replaced them, treated for mold and mildew and replaced the floor above. It was a great week!

              Ms. Addie is a sweet 80+ year old woman that had lived in the house for many years and had noticed that the floor was starting to sag and the smell was getting worse but she hadn’t been able to do anything about it. Fortunately, the response from caring groups like Presbyterian Disaster Assistance helped make her living situation much better.

              In our own lives and in the lives of our families we sometimes leave things covered up and out of sight. They are structural things in marriages and in relationships with our kids that need to be addressed like mold, mildew, and rot under a house. It is better to deal with those things sooner than later so that your life can be lived in a healthy environment on a solid foundation. 

              We have lots of resources to help you get through tough times and to address those tough things. Take advantage of time to talk with a trusted friend or pastor. Take advantage of one of our many support groups or Stephen Ministry. Take advantage of the spiritual disciplines like prayer, meditation, and bible study. May this Lenten season be a time for you to uncover the things that are hiding under the surface and with God’s help, create a healthier space for you and your family to thrive!

 To God be the Glory!
Robert

Mission Opportunities

Habitat Spring Build
On April 6 th we begin building another Habitat house. This is a great parent/child project. Consider signing up for one of the Saturday work days and come help out. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 year olds can help with landscaping. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 McLelland Avenue in Mooresville. Go to https://www.ourtownshabitat.org/volunteer/ click on the Sign Up Today Button and find the address and date that you want. Then come out and join us in the spring. It promises to be lots of fun!

Loaves and Fishes – Every Sunday!
One great and easy way to make a difference is to share food. Every Sunday the Loaves and Fishes shopping carts are in front of the church. Why not designate a family member each Sunday to bring a canned good or box of pasta to place in the cart on the way into church? Imagine the joy of that family that opens that can of vegetables, fruit, or soup and enjoys the food you have shared.

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at ralexander@dcpc.org so that we might keep one another in prayer.

The Kissel Family – Please pray for Hattie, Brian, and their children as they prepare for a transition to Nashville, TN later this spring.

The Family of Scott Smith – Please keep Libby, Dylan, and Jaxon in prayer following Scott’s death. 

Sheila Spack is the mother of Steve Chaffin. Her health has declined and she is in need of our prayers.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641 www.dcpc.org