Our Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls vestry challenged itself and the parish to mount a service to the community that the community really wanted.
Vestry members, led by a gent named Craig Friedel, met with Mayor Dave Munson and other civic leaders.
We discovered that Sioux Falls had an urgent need for "moving assistance." There are seniors needing to move to assisted living, women and children escaping abuse, folks on wait lists for subsidized housing and others who just can't afford movers and sometimes miss opportunities to improve their living conditions.
So, Craig, the vestry, the parish and tons of other folks Craig persuaded have incorporated and launched the Moving Assistance Program (MAP).
Check it out. Pray for it. If you're local, volunteer (the first move is coming up!). Donate if you have the means [It is a 501(c)(3) - not a donation to The Episcopal Church]. Praise God for guiding and blessing the initiative. At a recent meeting, Craig said, "I can't tell you how many hours of prayer have gone into every step of this."