5 Weeks of Giving
Kay Halverson shares how faith moves Volunteers of America Chesapeake to show compassion to all:
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
This core value of VOA Chesapeake is deeply rooted in Volunteers of America’s history. Maud and Ballington Booth, founders of Volunteers of America, envisioned the organization as a broad spiritual movement “to reach and uplift people, and bring them to the immediate knowledge and active service of God”. One hundred and twenty-two years later, this continues as our mission statement. Throughout the years we have forged ahead, taking that leap of faith, unsure of what the future will bring, but always with confidence that God will provide.
A church without walls, Volunteers of America is a Ministry of Service, putting faith into action.
“If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So, faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:15 – 17)
Faith is meant to be active and alive! On a daily basis Volunteers of America Chesapeake strives to reflect Jesus’ love for all people by providing clothing, shelter, meals, and other basic services to those most in need. We recognize the spiritual being in all people for support that nurtures the soul with compassion and comfort.
Faith is what drives us and keeps us grounded. Volunteers of America Chesapeake will continue to move forward by faith, drawing from our past, while shaping the future.
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