“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-16
Without complaining we gathered on the 26th of November, two days after Thanksgiving to put our center in order. Our project overseer, Pete Cannavino, who attends church at Leominster Assembly of God, put our Board President, Dave Bodanza and his sons Michael and Matthew to task sorting tiles and storing them for future use. The Bodanza’s worship at First Baptist in Leominster. Paul Thibodeau joined us for his first work day at CareNet. He also attends Leominster Assembly and is part of a home group that has adopted CareNet as their outreach mission. Thank you Jesus. Dan Beauregard, our devoted techy, joined us making dumpster runs disposing of accumulated debris and making our newly formed rooms ready to paint. Dan and his family attend the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Acton. Dan is currently working on our first on-line auction. He also will be, with God’s help, doing the data lines and phone system at our center. Our next arrival was Dave Litalien, our electrician, Dave and his crew have put in many hours setting up all of the electrical outlets we need. He brought with him a couple of batches of homemade chunky chocolate chip cookies his wife Maria made. The Litaliens worship at Leominster Assembly of God. Doug Marchant and his crew like Dave put in a lot of hours sub-dividing our space, putting up the necessary walls according to our approved DPH plans. The Marchant family worship at Bread of Life in Westminster. Rhonda Richard came aboard with her son Mathias and Tom Sheldon. The Bodanza’s and others had set a couple of temporary storage rooms in order and Rhonda and her crew moved in to clean. Rhonda’s husband Tom will head up our painting project. They worship at Leominster Assembly. Pam Sager, our client advocate and faithful servant joined us. Pam recently attended a workshop on families hosted by another community agency. Pam attends First Baptist in Leominster with her family. Thank you Lord for bringing us so many talented servants. As our morning came to a close Pete stopped me and showed me a picture on his cell phone of his newest granddaughter Abigail, born in November. As I looked at this little baby, created in her mother’s womb I was reminded why we all do the work God puts before us. We possess the “Light of the World” and we will not hide it under a basket.
Respectfully submitted by Gail Gardner, Director of CareNet with gratitude to our Lord whom I worship at Grace Anglican Church. To Him be the glory.