serving stories

Serving. 

It happens on Sunday mornings, during events we organize

and through individuals who step out on their own, right where they live.


This is what serving looks like . . . because #servingmatters

Jamaica 2017 Highlights & Team Thank you

Dear Mainstreet Church,


A group of 23 people recently returned from a 1 week mission trip to the United Brethren Church camp, located in Malvern, Jamaica. We would like to thank you for your prayers and your donation.


We arrived early Saturday evening at the church camp, and was able to spend Sunday morning worshiping with the local congregation. With your help, we were able to accomplish many exciting things at the church camp. Six years ago, construction was started on a new dormitory. Last year we were able to complete the roof, so this year, we started finishing two of the upstairs rooms. This included electrical rough in, surfacing the walls, and painting and preparing the floors for tile. Other inside work included building shelves and a secure storage area for camp supplies.


In addition to this work inside, we were able to lay the footers and start laying block for a decorative fence between the church camp and the neighbor. The main power pole was completed, and connected to the new dorm.In addition to the major construction work, we also performed routine maintenance around the camp. This included servicing the toilets fill valves, replacing light bulbs and running additional lighting circuits as needed. We also trimmed the hedges, weeded the flower bed and removed brush from alongside the dining hall.


There were several other activities that went on during the week, in addition to the above construction projects. A group of medical personal spent a day providing health education in the local school and delivered supplies to the local health clinic.


Each afternoon, a Bible School was held for up to 100 children. This time included a verse of the day, craft time and some play time. During this time, we were able to develop relationships with many of the local children.


After we left, the Jamaican UB conference were having their men’s retreat at the camp. As part of this retreat, they planned to spend a day performing work in the new dormitory. This included additional painting and start tiling the new dorm rooms. In preparation for their work, we purchase additional paint, ceramic floor tile and quickset cement for the tile.

The power of teal

Kathy has served faithfully around Mainstreet for years. 

Her passion for others and personal experience led her to also serve with the Ovarian Cancer Connection of NW Ohio. 


This is what serving looks like. 

#servingmatters

26 Years of serving

Rosemary Wyant was just a young girl the first time the Salvation Army touched her life. Her mother was gravely ill and wanted to see her son who was serving overseas in the military. The Salvation Army made this wish come true so a mother and son could embrace one more time before saying goodbye.

 

Years later, the Salvation Army came into Rosemary’s life again with a donation to Mainstreet Church and a request from Pastor Graham to oversee how the church could use it to help others. At the time she had no idea it would be the beginning of a lifetime of service to an organization that helps so many, including her own family at one time.

 

Just recently, Rosemary was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for Salvation Army of NW Ohio, which covers a five county area. Rosemary has been serving in the Salvation Army for over 26 years. She has helped countless families in our community, showing them the love of Christ by providing direct assistance from the Salvation Army, organizing Kettle drives, coordinating the annual Angel Tree outreach at Mainstreet and so much more. And still, her serving has never been limited to just the Salvation Army as she was a key part of the Jamaica Mission Trip for years and continues to be part of Mainstreet’s volunteer team.

 

Her response to our wanting to share this accomplishment? Well, she made it known that it was not about her, but rather what God has done through her. She also acknowledged others, sharing that none of it would have been possible without her husband, Ron, and Ruth Armstrong.

 

We hope you will join us in congratulating Rosemary as we celebrate her well-deserved award.  

Missionaries we support

Jennifer Blandin - Macau (East Asia) 


Jay & Karen Wilson - Community Crossing: West Virginia A ministry located in McDowell County, West Virginia, led by Mainstreet members Jay and Karen Wilson. Mainstreet partners with them in an effort to serve and minister to residents of what is the poorest county in the state.    


The Woods