Easter Sunday is an important and memorable event for Christians. People gather to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
However, this year’s Easter celebrations on April 12, 2020, were a little different. With COVID-19, impacting our nation and world, everyone was encouraged to celebrate at home, instead of at Churches or gatherings with friends and family.
However, for residents in Cleveland, Tennessee, Easter 2020 was definitely memorable and will be remembered for many years to come.
In the early morning hours of Monday, April 13, the city of Cleveland was just one of many areas directly impacted by several tornadoes. Dozens of homes were destroyed, leaving these families homeless, with nothing left but piles of rubble.
With the threats of COVID-19, and now tornadoes, people began to wonder if any light could be found in all the darkness.
God’s Pit Crew immediately got to work to become that beacon of hope and light that was needed in Cleveland. After sending relief supplies and a small team of volunteers to clear debris and fallen trees, GPC knew we had to return to help rebuild in some way.
In May, GPC selected a family and told them we were going to build them a brand new home, free of charge. The couple’s daughter lived next door and had lost her home as well. After hearing the daughter’s testimony and learning that her husband was sick and in intensive care, Terri prayed with this woman and felt led by God to build the daughter and her family a brand new home as well.
Matthew 5:14 states “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” These two new homes will sit on top of a hill in Cleveland and will become beacons of light to show God’s love. We’re calling this exciting project “The Matthew 5:14 Project”
Will you join us in becoming a light of the world to these two families in Cleveland? These two new homes have been framed and will be built by GPC volunteers, beginning in July.
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