During the 2016 Operation Inasmuch I had the opportunity to work on replacing the floor for a lady named Gwendolyn who lives adjacent to the church in the Nicholtown community. As with many of the residents in this area, their homes are various states of dis-repair and Gwendolyn’s kitchen floor was in rough shape. Myself and a team of church members worked to pull out the old floor, patch and repair the areas as needed and then laid a new floor. Gwendolyn was impressed and happy with our efforts and I truly feel like she was thankful for our time. The best part was being able to get a glimpse into someone else’s life and have the opportunity to help out in some capacity. I look forward to other projects which will improve the quality of life for the neighbors of our church.
Memories of FBG’s first Operation Inasmuch never fail to make me smile. I was part of the Children’s Ministry at the time so I spent the day with the kids. The kids were so excited about painting flower pots, putting flowers into the flower pots, then delivering them to the Sarah Gossett Retirement Home. The kids were a little hesitant when we first got to the Sarah Gossett, but the bright eyes and smiles of the residents were so welcoming that the hesitancy of the kids quickly evaporated. I can still see old and young heads close together as they talked about the painted flower pots. When it was time to leave some of the kids decided that hugs were in order. I could tell that the residents truly enjoyed the hugs. Perhaps even more than the flowerpots.
— Debbie Mobley
For me Operation Inasmuch is about our church going out into the community together to help make a difference for those that don’t have as much as we do. I specifically recall the satisfaction I had last year in watching my children and other children from our church performing yard work, mulching, and planting at homes in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood. It was very meaningful for our church to be providing a helping hand in the community and for our children to be a part of such a special day.”
— Charles E. McDonald
My sister and I volunteered to help with outdoor landscaping at the Free Clinic. In addition to pulling weeds and planting bushes, we got in some quality sister visit time as a bonus! And the staff at the Free Clinic were so incredibly grateful.
— Melissa C. Janse