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In a recent edition of his Turning Point newsletter, David Jeremiah writes: “Ronald Dembner, an elderly veteran, didn’t have anyone to drive him home after his hospital stay, so attendants called Uber. Lauren Mulvihill showed up and took him home. When she helped him inside, she was shocked at the squalor and filth. Dembner couldn’t get around and do the cleaning, and he had no one to help him.

Mulvihill, a single mom, couldn’t clean the entire house by herself, so she asked for help on Facebook. Dozens of volunteers showed up. They removed the garbage, hauled out old furniture, and pulled up the ruined carpet. The Facebook page grew to more than eight hundred volunteers, some of whom helped Dembner get healthcare services and social aid. His response: “I don’t know what I did to deserve all of this from all you guys.”

Being a servant of God doesn’t necessarily mean going to a mission field, but in seeing a mission field around you and noticing the needs of others. The Bible says, ‘My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth’ (1 John 3:18).”