Following services and a picnic potluck on Jan. 27, 2007, brethren from several congregations gathered at the China Grove Community Center for a Good Works auction, hosted by the Charlotte, North Carolina, congregation. Items donated by Church members from Charlotte, Asheboro and Raleigh included handmade, crocheted, and hand-painted donations; new and gently used items; and services to be performed.
The children participated by collecting pennies in the weeks prior to the event. Some children did chores, while others thought of innovative ways to earn them. One creative child sold his loose tooth.
Young adults served along with auctioneer Antoine Smith, who led the lively bidding.
Everyone enjoyed the evening and came away happy with their treasures. The total raised by the auction was $4,133, which provided funding for two projects in Ochuna Nyahera and Kosele, Kenya, and contributed to the Rwandan dental project. All agreed that our goal of fulfilling Galatians 6:9-10 was achieved.