Neighbor Connect

A lawyer once asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus told him the well-known story of the Good Samaritan – of two men that passed by a stranger in need but a third that did not. “Which of these three proved to be a neighbor?” Jesus asked.
Neighbor Connect is a functional connection of one neighbor’s skill to another neighbor’s need through databasing and categorizing the services volunteers can offer our community.
We encourage you to be a part of this growing dream… thousands of Christians in the region signed up to give an hour or two of their time in an area of skill or gifting. Imagine the potential. Is there any need that can’t be met by the Body of Christ?

If you would like to use your skills and gifts, please join us in meeting the needs and blessing those in the Joplin community and the surrounding areas. We will contact you periodically when someone comes to us with a need that fits your abilities and schedule.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Home Repair
  • Lawn Care
  • Car Repair
  • Moving
  • House Cleaning
  • Transportation
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Medical/Dental Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Elderly Care/Companionship
  • Legal Assistance
  • Financial Counsel
  • Parenting Advice
  • Youth Mentor

Neighbor Connect Testimony

Mike helped Shannon by fixing the brakes in her car. But that connection meant so much more. Read on to see how they were both transformed by the interaction:
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“My brakes went out in my truck and I didn’t know what I was going to do because I couldn’t afford to get them fixed.  Through Neighbor-Connect, this man Mike fixed them.  He invited me to go to church with his family. I grew up knowing the Lord but my faith has been strengthened at that church.

Before I came to Watered Gardens, I thought I didn’t have everything I needed but now I realize I have so much more than I could ever imagine.” – Shannon

“We met Shannon and Myron a few months ago through our business providing some repairs on their vehicle.  Since then we’ve been blessed to get to know them better.  They have started attending the same church as us and we got to watch our awesome God make a change in their lives.  They both have gotten good jobs, the smiles and conversation  tell me that life is better, we got to play a small part in that! That’s what it’s all about! 

I believe that it is the community’s responsibility to support the needs in our community and that locally we can make a bigger difference than a government-sponsored program can. Neighbor Connect brings another way to reach those in need in our community. Neighbor Connect can connect you with those with needs. Do yourself a favor and step up. You have something to offer and someone needs exactly that in their lives.” – Mike

To join the database and begin serving the community through The Garden, fill out our Neighbor Connect Application and someone will be in touch with you soon!

 

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