Maranatha Invades Castle Rock

February 24, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Carol Cruz

They came in RVs, they came in vans, they came in cars … and they came. There were huge RVs everywhere. The parking lot for the church and the community services building looked like a KOA campground, but Castle Rock Adventist Church in southwest Washington was prepared for the onslaught of Maranatha volunteers.

The volunteer builders came to bless the Castle Rock Adventist Church family. They brought a team of cooks who kept folk happy and cheerful. They swarmed over the church and installed new siding, new windows, a new shed for the trash containers … and even put a new roof on the community services building.

Church members came and helped where they could. The fellowship was terrific and created friends for life.

When the job was done, there were discarded windows and window blinds piled in the backyard of the church. There were dumpsters full of discarded roofing and old siding to be carted away. There was a bit of painting to do inside the church. There are new window shades to be made. Work continues to finish the magnificent job the Maranatha volunteers began.

When the volunteer reno army pulled out of town, the Castle Rock Church seemed to stand a little taller. The members knew they had been visited by angels.