On September 9 and 10, 2012, Lyndsey Wall, the director of service at Montreat College, led a group of fifteen students to accomplish several service projects in the community. The Montreat group served with four different community organizations in 36 hours, managing to touch many lives in a short amount of time.
On Friday evening, the group began the weekend by cracking eggs and mixing pancake batter for LOT ministry, a ministry that serves breakfast to the homeless in Asheville on Saturday mornings. After meal prep, Wall and the fifteen students headed to the Drum Circle in Asheville and passed out water bottles, prayed with people, and shared the gospel with those who were interested.
On Saturday morning, the Montreat group helped with LOT ministry at Cornerstone Church in Asheville, where they served breakfast with other volunteers. From there, they went to MANNA Food Bank and helped sort and pack food. The group then helped with an adoption event at Brother Wolf by walking dogs and being volunteers at the event. The entire group ended the trip at Avalon Hills (an assisted living facility just outside the Montreat gate), talking with residents and painting several of the rooms for those staying there.
“One of the Service and Leadership Team’s goals for this year was to be a bridge between Montreat students and our surrounding communities and teach both groups about the importance of service through Christ’s love,” said Wall. “I truly believe we accomplished this on the Service Weekend.”