What is the best definition of a volunteer? Answer: Earle Tyler! At 94, he spends all day Monday answering the telephone at the receptionist desk. He is always kind, welcoming, and the epitome of grace. What an example he is! But he has announced that he will take a break starting next week. Thank you, Mr. Tyler, for your generous and sacrificial heart. You make us all want to serve Jesus better. What you did for us made a difference. It is not only the work you did, and did so well; it is the heart and soul with which you did it. You showed us Jesus. You will be greatly missed.
All to say, we need another Earle Tyler to step into his shoes. That may not be possible, but can I ask you to pray about it and see if this role on a Monday could be what God is asking you to do? If you think that it might be, or you want more information, please contact Judy Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 799-9062, Ext. 224, and let her know.
And there are many other settings where volunteers are needed—the Green Apron crew will be in the Atrium on Sunday to sign up new volunteers.
Here are some Scriptures to help you as you pray:
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10).
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).
“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40).
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
Derek W.H. Thomas