Yesterday, we got a chance to make it well over 300 makeovers! We had a young barber named Brittney come and volunteer her services to provide makeovers on the spot in Clayton County.
We met so many wonderful people while out serving! One man named JC was so gracious and encouraging… His words were very touching as he talked and shared his gratitude about life… He sat in the barber’s chair and talked about how God was taking care of him through those that served (in the midst of his hard times).
No. He wasn’t implying that he was a dependent person…
He was simply saying “even when I do not have anything, God finds a way to meet my needs…I couldn’t make it to church but the church came to me…”
He asked us to snap his before and after picture and share it with people to let folks know that he is a human being (although homeless), and he is grateful for those who give their time to uplift those who are oppressed and forgotten. After meeting JC, we connected him to further resources. Below are his pictures!
Yesterday, we found out that we won the idea competition at Plywood Presents! We got a chance to to pitch our idea in front of 800+ Plywood(ers) before five judges.
It was an amazing opportunity, and we cannot wait to get started with furthering our Mobile Makeovers project!
Below is a cool picture from the decision.
For the last year and a half, we have reached people from all walks of life! It has been an amazing journey, but recently God laid it upon our hearts to start working with guys transitioning out of homelessness in a different way! What way? I’m glad you asked. For the last two weeks, we have been showing guys how to take old reclaimed wood, and turn it into art – Dignity Art!
We have specifically worked with a guy named Bruce to build pieces of art, and allow our followers to make a bid toward those pieces (donating funds), and when the highest bidder wins, it creates an opportunity for us to compensate him for his work (employing him). Below are a few pieces that he has designed, and two of his latest pieces. If you would like to learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to have a phrase placed on wood, let us know!
S/O to Lynn Guo who tells our story to a China audience! Thanks for translating our work, and sharing what we are doing in another country! Check out her story below!
Check out this video! It highlights what Bruce has done with the art he has been making! He has made a piece for #dignityart that says, “Keep Moving Forward.” It you make a bid, we can employ him for a days worth of work. See how this is helping him fight homelessness.
This August, LBW is supporting orphans in India with school supplies this upcoming school year. Some of these orphans will recieve supplies for the first time through our program Love Beyond Borders.
Several months ago, we had a dream! It was simple. Transform an old church bus into a mobile unit that will serve those who are in need. Months later, we have been on the road (two months) and have given out 166 makeovers (we are aiming to do 275)!
In fact, we have seen lives change and transform on the spot. Where does this lead? We are glad you asked. It is leading us toward our next program that will empower those we serve! Details will follow soon. Check out some of the pictures below!
If you would like to give to our #mobilemakeovers bus click [HERE]