Derrick is one of our star volunteers at Abundant Grace. Each weekend at the Saturday 6pm & Sunday 3pm Gatherings he volunteers his time to serve at the information centre, as well as with our set up/tear down and lighting team. His friendly face and smile have welcomed many first time visitors to AGIF.
I always thought my love for Sports was rivaled by nothing but only God and family. However, 20 months since moving to Shanghai, I have been able to discover something that not only rivals “sports-love” but beats it completely—serving at church. Through serving I have been able to build a stronger relationship with God as well as make and build friendships with fellow attendees. Thanks to the staff and other volunteers that create a conducive and good environment for me to fit and serve in as I grow deeper in my faith and life as a whole.
“… Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, ‘You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.’”—Mark 10:42 Lets all “Do what Jesus is doing” by gathering, connecting and serving. Blessings. —Derrick