Spotlight: Darin and Jenna at Maple Knoll
This month's spotlight is another team that's taken the care of their neighbors to a new level. When I first met with them over a year ago, they mentioned that they would like to be more than just "event planners"--Jenna's desire, especially, was to start caring for the people in her neighborhood. Not only have they been able to do this more this year in their neighborhood (from meals to sick residents to encouraging volunteerism in their neighborhood), but their vision of care has expanded to the neighbors themselves!
This year this team launched their own "care teams" which are teams of residents that specifically volunteer for certain tasks on the property. Anything from posting on social media to welcoming new neighbors to writing birthday cards and bringing diapers to new moms, these neighbors are now giving back the care that they have received.
Here's a little more about them:
How long have you been a part of the Community Life Program?
Almost 2 years
What is your favorite Community Life memory?
The first game night when I invited neighbors over [to my own apartment], and the few times we’ve prayed before a big community dinner
What motivates you as a team to be a part of Community Life?
Building community, seeing growth, wanting our lives to have purpose, and knowing God planted us here
What is the hardest thing you've had to do for Community Life?
Balance it with our other jobs and parenting
List 3 small things that make your day better?
What is something that is considered a luxury but you don't think you could live without?
What are you currently reading?
Jenna - Hebrews using a devotional on the First 5 app
Darin - Galatians and discussing with a buddy biweekly at Starbucks
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
Can we time-travel to see what we missed?
When people come to you for help, what to do they usually want help with?
Parenting or health advice
What skill would you like to master?
Surfing - Darin
Photography and baking the perfect Paleo chocolate cake - Jenna