Back to School - Marietta
30 July 2016
WCC Marietta held the back to school event at Clifton Ridge Townhomes (an apartment complex) located at 676 Horizon Place, Marietta, GA 30062. Its about 2.5 mi from the church. Other activities included grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for the residents.
The children were thrilled to get the back packs. Within one hour all the back packs (146) were given away. A lot of children were not able to obtain one because we did not have enough back packs for every one. After back packs were given away, the kids happily waited for hotdogs and hamburgers.
This event was significant because this event demostrated the love of God in action and not just by words and provided for those in need.
The level of interest was very high as parents brought their kids to get backpacks. Also, during the event, a heavy downpour of rain came through, and yet none of the residents nor the volunteers were moved. Umbrellas were brought out and the event was carried on with much joy and enthusiasm.
Most of the residents are spanish and do not understand english, but they understand the love language.You saw smiles and happy faces as they received the items. In addition to giving away back packs and hot dogs, 6 families received prayer.