Thanks for watching the above video. 516 Project shares the love of Jesus with those in need. Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” It is our vision to “Glorify God by serving those in need.”
2019 has been incredible. God opened doors for us to serve and show the love of Jesus! As just a snapshot of some of the work completed as of November 15, 2019:
Over 50 families served. Each has now heard and seen the gospel lived out.
Over 3,000 hours of volunteer labor. That’s a value of more than $85,000
We’ve utilized donated funds for tools and materials needed to complete these projects. We’ve also been able to provide food and other resources for several families we served. When our volunteers serve a family, there are at least 3 opportunities that we share the love of Jesus with them. At the initial assessment, we let the family know why we are there and have the desire to help them because of what Jesus has done in our lives. When we come back to their home to do the work, they get to hear volunteer’s testimony and witness the gospel lived out right in front of their eyes. Then, after the work is complete, our prayer team meets with them for a time of fellowship and prayer. We don’t want the opportunity we have to make an eternal impact on someone’s life to be lost.
516 Project started from a simple idea to help people and share Jesus. From that first workday in November 2015, our desire has been to serve with a passion and love that can come only from Christ. Our volunteers make a life changing and eternal impact for so many people. I’d encourage you to go to our YouTube channel and watch some of the story videos. In particular, Ms. Sarah sticks out to me. Sarah lives about 2 miles from our new warehouse space. She needed repairs to her porch and wheelchair ramp. Our team of volunteers spent 2 days at her home making sure she had safe access. When we talked with her about the experience, she was so excited and no longer scared to go outside. But even more, she was happy that we took the time to pray with her. For me, that is our “special sauce”. We do our best to make sure that the love of Jesus is shared with every person and family we have the opportunity to serve.
Each year, God has done amazing work through 516 Project and our volunteers. Plus, this year He brought us into our physical office and warehouse space in Fredericksburg and provided a sponsor to cover the 1st year rent. The space has been a huge blessing allowing us to be more efficient and organized. We believe God has some amazing plans in store for this ministry to share the gospel in even greater ways in 2020! We are working toward serving even more families. God has put it on my heart that we will serve 120 families in 2020! Please be praying about that along with us. That is a big undertaking and will only be possible with His guidance and your support. Your prayers for our teams and leadership make a huge difference.
We want you to be part of our team. In 1 Peter 4:10, Peter tells us to use the gifts God has given us to minister to one another. 516 Project tries to live out this calling with each project we take on. We would be honored to have your financial support in helping us with this mission. Your gift to 516 Project helps us continue the work God has called us to.
You can easily give on our website at www.516project.org/donations by setting up your one time or monthly gift.
You may also send a check made to 516 Project to:
10908 Courthouse Rd.
Fredericksburg, Va. 22408
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!