Sometimes I feel like I haven’t helped anyone, especially my family. Then I remember that we will never know the small things we do that helped someone along the way. Presently, I am on a committee to plan the future of our church. A committee that has only existed for 18 months. And in that 18 months, I learned how sad my little church really is. I have been going to this church for 12 years and realized that there is way too much US & THEM in my little church. The US are English speaking and the THEM are the Hispanics. We need the Hispanics here in South Georgia to pick the produce and to work the fields. Not because Americans will not do it but because there are not enough who will. After Georgia enacted their anti-immigration law and hiring as many Americans as would apply, millions of dollars of quality produce were plowed under because the farms could not get the produce picked. I mistakenly believed that in a church, this would not be an issue. After all, America was settled by the Puritans and founded because of freedom of religion. Why would a church not welcome as many people as possible to practice their religion?
So in the last 18 months, I have learned that our church is 75% Hispanic but only large enough to seat the English Mass. After learning this, we, meaning the committee, both English and Hispanic, are trying to correct that. And in doing so, we hope to make our church both grow and thrive.
Well the adventure with the electricity is also continuing. I hired an A/C technician to check my A/C and he found it was fried. I also hired an appliance tech and he found the dishwasher is fried. So I should have both of them replaced by the insurance company. So I have no A/C this week & am washing dishes by hand, really roughing it. No big deal, I have had less than that in my first home. So wish me luck and enjoy your A/C.