1:59 Pastor Crawford introduces Elder Dewell Smith.
2:13 Dewell was born in Menifee, Arkansas, and raised in a church-going home.
3:38 Dewell met his wife Bernadette in Poughkeepsie, New York, after graduating college.
3:57 Dewell joined and attended church but treated it as more of a club until his children were born. During the process of raising his children, he began to read the Bible and committed his life to Jesus.
6:07 Dewell retired from IBM after 43 years of service.
6:20 Dewell and Bernadette were introduced to Fellowship by a friend in 2005.
7:30 Singles Together is one of the main ways Dewell and Bernadette serve at Fellowship. The class provides community to those who are widowed, divorced, or never married.
8:58 Dewell shares that his main responsibilities as an Elder are to care for the flock, to seek God, and pray for what he has for Fellowship.
11:30 The passions of Dewell's heart are praying for his family and being there for them. He also has a growing desire to be open to individuals who might be going through a difficult time.
13:02 We can be in prayer for Dewell and his neighbors as he seeks to minister to them.
Monday was a great day of loving and serving others!
To start the day, Fellowship partnered with Refuge Church in South Atlanta to help improve and beautify their landscaping. Volunteers planted over 100 ornamental grasses, spread 100 bales of pine straw, and dug an 80-foot trench for a new outdoor drain. Many of the supplies for the Refuge project were donated and delivered by Lawn Boys Landscaping of Cobb County.
Next up, another group of volunteers headed to Downtown Atlanta and partnered with SafeHouse Outreach to provide hot meals to those in need. In addition to the team that went to serve the food, we had over 30 volunteers prepare and donate items that were served with the barbecue prepared by Deep South Sauce Company.
Thank you so much to our amazing volunteers who served at these events!
Looking for more ways to serve and love others? Visit our Local Opportunities tab on our Mission page at the link below.