As a realtor with Weichert Realty, Mike understands the value of “Home” for individuals and families. He was initially drawn to the industry because of his background in construction and his desire to help folks find a home that meets their need. “I like being of value to someone . . . and I get to meet lots of different people from all walks of life.”
While he may not have been able to predict it when he moved here from Miss in Oct 2017, Mike has been of more value than he might realize. As one of our newest Maintenance volunteers, he came to Kind at Heart at a time when the need for maintenance support was outgrowing our ability to readily meet the need. If you wonder if God really answers prayer, take our word for it. He answered them when he brought us Mike. In fact, He EXCEEDED our expectations! With a background in construction, Mike is able to meet Neighbor needs with ease. And as part of the team, he follows up on several of our bi-annual Handyman Assessments and takes care of any home maintenance/repair needs that are discovered at that time.
There’s something to be said about a person who’s willing to trade in their comfy office chair and business attire for jeans and work boots once a week . . . for the sole purpose of serving their Neighbor.
At 52 years old, it might surprise you to hear him say, “I was never involved in missions growing up. So this is all new to me.” And yet Mike is a natural when it comes to fixing ceiling fans and comforting a family who is facing terminal cancer. Or showing up on a Saturday to make a bathroom more accessible for a gentleman who is reliant on a wheelchair. And yet if you were to ask him about how he feels about serving, he would be the first to tell you that HE is the one being blessed. “I leave every time filled up.”
When asked what advice he’d give others who are considering volunteering with Kind at Heart (or with another nonprofit), he was quick to respond:
“Just step into it!”
You never know how God will use you to answer the prayers of his people.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (Isaiah 52:7)