Our Missional Journal


19
Dec 2010

Mike Stout’s Adult Small Group organized an early Christmas for a needy family in Tyrone.

Michelle is an unemployed grandmother raising her three grandsons; ages 5, 4, and 3. The boys were removed from their mother’s home due to physical abuse. The youngest suffers from shaken baby syndrome, which has caused blindness and brain damage. Michelle herself has signficant health issues which limit her activity. Despite the challenges, Michelle has essentially put her on the side in order to care for the kids.

On Saturday, Sherry and LuAnn took Michelle shopping for gifts for the boys using several gift cards donated by the members of the small group. On Sunday Mike, Sherry, Pete, and Laurel delivered groceries and a new dryer that the church purchased to replace an old one that was barely working. A few days later, Frank and Pam delivered a turkey cooked by Mike. And finally, Dave did some much-needed repair work on the family van.

Michelle was overwhelmed, and is extremely grateful for the love shown to her by Rolling Hills.


18
Dec 2010

Several members of our College Small Group proved once again that there is no job too small or dirty that will keep us from being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.

Evelyn is an elderly, lifetime resident of Fayette County that Dave Lebby met by chance one day in a local Wal-mart. She does not get out much, and has trouble taking care of herself and her home; a very small house with many structural problems with the house, not the least of which is the fact that it’s literally rotting under her feet.

On Saturday, 6 of our college students, along with Dave and Renee, spent the afternoon cleaning and making repairs in an effort to make conditions more liveable for Evelyn. Among other things, the group cleaned out two truckloads of debris from crawl space, installed a vapor barrier, installed a door to one of the crawl spaces, cleaned the kitchen and stove, installed crown molding and a dehumidifier in kitchen, installed a drain line, and removed two window A/C units to allow for better insulation.


05
Dec 2010

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The Youth Group, along with several adults from the congregation, travelled to downtown Atlanta to minister to approximately 200 homeless men and women. While there, the group witnessed to individuals, and handed out sweatshirts and toiletry bags containing deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion.

The Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. If you would like to join us on our next trip, let us know by clicking here.


02
Dec 2010

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May Ratnaike, Susan Oliver, and Robin Camp had a great time helping the folks at Operation Christmas Child prepare boxes for shipment to kids in Tajikistan – a traditionally Muslim country. According to Robin, “It’s a fast pace…All the volunteers were awesome and helpful. It was great to witness all of us working together like little elves.”


30
Nov 2010

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Our food drive in support of the pantry at Fayette Samaritans was a success! We collected over 20 bags of groceries and several clothing items for donation.

Fayette Samaritans is a Christian ministry serving those in need in Fayette County, providing food, clothing and financial assistance for selected emergency needs.


22
Nov 2010

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Our Operation Christmas Child gift collection was a great success! We collected over 20 gift boxes that will be shipped to needy children worldwide.

Operation Christmas Child is a ‘global Christmas gift exchange’ project operated by Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world by collecting and distributing shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other gifts as Christmas gifts to millions of children each year.


09
Nov 2010

Twanna is a single mother of two young children who was recently laid off from a job that she has held for the past 5 years. She is looking for new work and has been very proactive trying to get back on her feet, attending resume preparation, interview, and job skills training with the Georgia Department of Labor. She is a hard worker and is trying her best to make it without assistance.

Several area organizations, to include the Real Life Center have helped her with her rent, but due to losing her job she has been unable to pay her electric bill and was in danger of having her service disconnected.

Rolling Hills was able to pay Twanna’s utility bill, keeping her and her children warm and comfortable for the time being.


24
Oct 2010

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On October 24th, several members of the youth group descended on the Lakeside subdivision in Fayetteville to collect food in support of needy families in Fayette County. All the food collected was donated to the Real Life Center in Tyrone to stock their food pantry. The food drive took place over two Sundays; the first to distribute fliers and donation bags, and the second to collect the filled bags. A total of 50 bags of groceries were collected.

The Real Life Center is a non-profit organization that exists to help individuals and families from all walks of life who are facing unanticipated challenges by giving them a means to cope with the financial, emotional, and spiritual hardships of life. On average, the Real Life Center distributes over 70,000 lbs of food items every year to families in Fayette County.


03
Oct 2010

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The Youth Group, along with several adults, travelled to downtown Atlanta to minister to many of the city’s homeless men and women. While there, they witnessed to individuals, assisted with feeding, and handed out over 150 hand and bath towels donated by the Rolling Hills congregation.

The Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. If you would like to join us on our next trip, let us know by clicking here.


27
Sep 2010

Joe and his wife are an older couple who lost most of their personal property when the second floor of their house flooded and caved in onto the first floor. The necessary repairs were eventually made to the house, but they were left without (among other things) a couple of box springs to support their bed.

The call went out to the church, and within a day we had two box springs, thanks to Pat and Karen Hughes, and a lucky find at an area thrift store.

Joe and his wife are very greatful. Thanks to all who responded to this need.


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