"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Love in Action
Hidden in plain sight at Strong Life is one of the secrets of our love for others. The strength of this love is exemplified by one of our faithful volunteers. Behind the desk several days a week, folks are greeted by Donna Swoverland. Donna moved here over a year ago from Texas. Even before she got to North Carolina, she knew Strong Life is where God was calling her to serve. We can vouch for her faithfulness, but it is not just her loyalty that makes a difference.
She is a gritty and gracious picture of love for our friends at the rescue mission. She was molded from the fires that decades of airline stewarding gave her in the service of others. She has the gentle touch from many years as a caretaker and the heart of a mother all while exemplifying hard work in cleaning and organizing. Donna makes our house here at Strong life a home in that she shows a tough yet tender heart to many men who didn’t grow up around a mother or haven’t seen their mother in years.
Donna is a great reminder for us about how God loves us in a variety of ways. He knows the love language of our hearts. As we move into springtime, we are reminded of how we get renewed by love. It makes a huge difference to slow down and recognize that we really are loved by God. We can then release such love to others through our actions and faith to show them such love as well.
Loving In Season and Out
The beauty of spring around the corner has encouraged our weary staff through the difficulty and pressure the winter season brings to our work at Strong Life. We are very thankful for the many prayers, meals, and support that have come our way to help get us through the wet winter we have had.
We are currently putting together spring projects that need to be done on our campus. Please let us know if you would be interested in volunteering by visiting our web page or calling 828-994-4321 for more information. If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, we pray spring is just around the corner for you.