Cleaning a Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago, the Hall/Congdon/Spear group geared up to serve at Grace House. They wore their cleaning clothes and buckled down for two hours cleaning one of Grace House's kitchens. They may not always enjoy cleaning their own kitchens at home, but with happy and willing hearts they applied the elbow grease needed to get the job done.

You may think that cleaning a kitchen does not have far reaching results, but we sometimes underestimate the power of "simple" service.

Grace House's Director wrote the group an email thanking them for their service. Here's a snippet of what it said:

I wanted to thank you and your team for the work done in the kitchen this past Sunday.   As I periodically ponder the enormity of tasks that must be administered in our ministry organization, I know that there aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes to pay attention to them all, especially a dynamic ministry such as Grace House, whose doors are open 24/7.  I’ve realized too that what Northridge brings to the table could be termed as ‘shared stewardship’ and without other ministry organizations such as yours, Grace House would not be able to fulfill its mission.

Our kitchen manager, staff and even some residents were generous with their compliments at how good a job you all did.  I myself couldn’t be more pleased, knowing what an important part of the ministry that kitchen resource really is.  ...The shared stewardship your team brought on Sunday, has helped us overcome a huge hurdle toward organization and effectiveness in its use and has allowed us to turn our attention to other issues knowing this need has been properly addressed.
May you and your groups be encouraged to serve, even if the project seems "simple". Even the simple tasks are needed to fulfill missions of life change.