Congratulations to SJV’s Mission Team on a Job Well Done!
Vega Home Build Project
Holiday Lakes, Texas
September 2018 – June 2019
Throughout the past year, we’ve shared with you the work our Mission Team members have been doing in Holiday Lakes, Brazoria County. In short, they helped the Vega family rebuild their house from the ground up after it flooded in August of 2017.
While this is a huge blessing for the Vega family, it has also been a satisfying project for the team members. The feeling of accomplishment after overcoming numerous challenges pales in comparison to the satisfaction of helping those in need and answering God’s call to serve others as best they can.
Although each team member brings different skills to the worksite, they have come together as a ‘band of brothers’ to bring out the best in each other and to see this commitment through. They have truly been the hands, feet, and face of Jesus Christ to the Vega family and to those with whom they’ve partnered for this project.
As our team moves on to other projects, they’d like to encourage anyone who is considering mission work but is hesitant or thinks he/she doesn’t have what it takes to do this type of ministry to just dive in and find out. As one of our team members stated, initially it can be eye-opening to see how people in need live, but eventually one can adjust and remember that it is part of one’s life journey and part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Home repair skills are clearly a plus, but we know that everyone has something to offer. SJV’s Service Missions also entail visiting the homes of the needy and homebound, community outreach, evangelization, and mission spirituality. It is a fulfillment of Jesus’ own mandate: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21).
To commemorate the conclusion of the Vega house, our team members put together a digital scrapbook of the entire project. We invite you to view it and to prayerfully consider joining the team on the next project.