By Jo Henderson
MATTHEWS – Elevation Church joined Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care Center on July 25 to sing hymns and spread love.
Members of Elevation arrived with smiling faces and a determination to impact lives.
Nate Huggins is the founder of Blessed Assurance. He feels God has called him to help others.
“Our mission is to serve our senior and disabled adults, many of which are homebound and lack interaction and engagement, “ Huggins said. “Blessed Assurance is their outlet.”
Church members sat down to play a few rounds of bingo, amping up the crowd and getting them even more excited for the worship session. They sang 19 hymns, ranging from “I’ll Fly Away” to “When We All Get To Heaven.”
Steven Furtick, lead pastor and founder of Elevation Church, also stopped by.
Decked in a camouflage LOVE T-shirt, Furtick smiled and used his phone to record the love of Christ moving in the building.
“Anywhere we praise Him, He shows up,” Furtick said.
Furtick made his way around the room, speaking to as many people as he could, even joining in for a song. But needing to move on to the next Love Week event, he left.
Elevation Love Week is a seven-day dedication to serve, not only the community, but more importantly, the people. They helped with a range of projects, from refurbishing offices to cooking food for local homeless shelters.
More than 20,000 people in six cities participated in last year’s Love Week, serving a total of 70,677 hours.
“Love Week is just a beautiful picture of what the church is supposed to be – going out and showing the love of Jesus in a very real and tangible way,” said Wade Joye, leader and pastor of the worship team.