Want to know what volunteers find at OBI?
Here’s a partial list:
– Laughter comes easy there. It’s a joyous place.
– It may be rainy, cloudy, or foggy, but the Son shines twenty-four hours a day there.
– Being just a tiny cog in a big wheel can be mighty fulfilling.
– That serving in a place like that can be habit forming.
– That the most valuable, precious things in the world aren’t things at all.
– That the place is full of your friends, even if you haven’t met them yet.
– That if it weren’t for volunteers, that particular place would have to close.
– Not everyone is driven by big bucks.
– That place and others like it are founded and operate on the “five loaves/two fish model”.
– God provides.
– That place makes “the middle of nowhere” the place to be.
– When you leave that place tired and sore, leaving behind all the work you did for no pay, you’re thinking, “I hope I can come back.”
– Love is a verb.
– That place makes a difference and it does so in places you’d never dream of.
– Apparently somewhere along the line somebody decided “Keep It Simple and Trust God” was the way to go. It appears to have been a good decision.
– Ya hungry? It’s your own fault.
– You can’t wait to go back and take more people with you.
– If you aren’t careful you can be blessed there.
– They say it’s more blessed to give than to receive, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to give to Oneida without receiving.
– Oneida is a place where God routinely works miracles and people are motivated by love.
– You may think you’re sorting clothes, painting, or moving furniture, but you’re really molding a youngster’s life.
– Oneida Baptist Institute 1899 – I hope it’s still operating when the Lord returns!