Thursday, September 23, 2010

City of Grand Forks recognizes Gospel Chapel Members for their contribution

Have you noticed lately that the world has become more and more unsavory and dark. Jesus said his followers were salt and light. The world needs more light and more salt.

Last night in Grand Forks, B.C., the city recognized 13 people for their volunteer contribution to the well being of the community. Each of the people recognized gave of their time to many different organizations and helped in several areas in the community. Several of the people recognized for their unselfish volunteerism were not residents of the City of Grand Forks.

There are 4,000 people living in the City of Grand Forks with 12,000 people in the area.

25% of the awards went to members of Gospel Chapel.

Thank you for being Salt and Light in our Community:Thank you Kristine Eyre for your work on establishing the Transition House in the Community, your work with the Christmas Hamper program and your dedication to helping people in the Community. Kristine is on staff at Gospel Chapel as the Advocacy and Community Outreach Worker.

Thank you Rick Friesen for your untiring work in providing affordable housing and comfort to those who are less fortunate and your belief that everyone deserves a decent standard of living. Rick is a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Thank you Robin and Chris Dalziel for your work with arts and culture in the community, enhancing opportunities for artists and artisans to sell their work, working with the Columbia Basin Trust to have our area recognized in their studio tour and actively promoting the well being of our community through arts and culture tourism, and your work with the Farmer's Market. Robin is on staff at Gospel Chapel as the custodian.

Matthew 5:13-15 (ESV)

13"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

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