From Church Ministry to a Home Repair Ministry

Thursday, August 22, 2019

From Church Ministry to a Home Repair Ministry

Bill and Melanie Reeves share how they left church ministry to start RiverLife, a ministry helping the needy with home repairs.

jules with bill and melanieBill and Melanie Reeves knew God had a purpose and a plan for their lives as he led them in a thriving church ministry in Newnan, Ga.  They were obediently in service to our Lord, but they began to feel a tug in their hearts to make a change. So, with no idea what that change should look like, Bill took odd jobs as a handyman while they waited on God to reveal His plan.  It took almost 10 years for RiverLife, a ministry dedicated to helping the needy with small home repair projects, to be birthed into existence.

Through RiverLife, Bill and Melanie are able to put together teams of volunteers to do local mission projects. The projects can range from something as simple as cleaning out gutters and doing yard work for the elderly, to constructing wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals. Bill shared with me that while the service project is a great blessing for the recipient, seeing God's people working together to show His love to others is the biggest blessing of all.

We live in a fast-paced, instant pot culture that tells us we have to always be busy. Sometimes as church people we are no better. We think if we're not hard at work, then we aren't good stewards of what God has provided, right?  Catch my podcast interview with Bill and Melanie Reeves here.

To find out more about RiverLife visit their website.

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