Laundry Love

May 7, 2013

Radial Church's Jason Spurrell shares his reflections on his experience of our service partnership with Laundry Love Project last Saturday. Jason challenges us to serve our neighbors in practical, tangible, and unconventional ways. 


On Saturday May 4th, in cooperation with the Laundry Love Project of Canton, OH, our Faith Collectives came together to assist with an amazing servant project. At the 12th Street Laundromat all laundry services were provided for free.

Armed with our rolls of quarters and gallons of laundry detergent, approximately 20 volunteers from various area churches including Radial, set out to help wash, dry, and fold clothes. Food and refreshments were provided in addition to laundry services.

This experience gave us the opportunity to meet multiple individuals and families from the Canton community. We were able to learn about people’s history and goals for their future. In our discussions we gained insight into other needs of the community. Over all we laughed and had a great time providing a unique service to a very thankful community.

“You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 (CEB)

Many Christians live in the mindset of fading into the background in a way that they are comfortable. God calls us out of hiding to be a “Light” a “City on a Hill”. This means that we need to take our love of Christ and share it through servant hood, even in ways as simple as helping one with laundry.

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