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Kim Bianchini

As I watch my 12-year-old daughter welcome guests to The Orchard or my 10-year-old son clear the plate of a homeless man, I praise the Lord that He would provide opportunities, through church service, that allow my family to see His never-ending love displayed in our church. Whether it is serving as an usher, in the Children’s ministry or at Community Care our family has witnessed the power of Christ to transform hearts and lives for His glory. Because we have served, my husband and I have made friendships that have brought joy and encouragement to our lives. Our children have learned compassion and empathy as they are exposed to people who are hurting and in need, learning to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They have seen families and volunteers partner to teach the Gospel to eager children every Sunday impacting the way they interact with other believers. While I have seen the short-term influence of serving, I can only imagine the lifelong lessons that will impact our families’ future. What a gift it has been for our family to be a part of the community of believers. “Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:1-2)