As if the pierogi get together was not enough excitement this weekend, we had another fun event on Saturday.
Szlachetna Paczka is one of the Polish charities here that my family and I are big supporters of. The other day one of the local organizers shoot me an email looking for volunteers to help a single father renovate his new apartment that he got from the city that helps under privileged families.
The father had been working on his own for the past few weeks fixing the apartment but when my friend heard about this family and the help they needed he sent me an email to see if I could once again be willing to help him out along with the missionaries from the church. Our church strongly believes that we should those around us and has program called “Mormon Helping Hands” so this was our way of helping those around us.
It was a no brainer, our afternoon was free so off we went to help this family.
In the Book of Mormon, we read in Mosiah 2:17 - “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
Several people say that we are angels for helping the way we do. But we aren’t, we are just people who saw someone who needed help. We spent the most amazing 4 hours with this family. When the whole gang of 8 of us showed up at his apartment you should have seen him smile from ear to ear, that is why I do what I do. Yes, I could have spent those 4 hours working in my yard as I haven’t done any spring cleaning yet, or my daughter and I could have spent the afternoon hanging out at the mall doing girly stuff but the quality time spent with my daughter doing God’s work is something that we will be talking about together in the years to come. “Do you remember that day when we scrapped and sanded that guys house?”
What is one of your favorite memories with your mom or dad?