“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” Lev 19:33, 34
When Jack and I (Lael) moved here last year it meant more than we could ever say that you came and helped these strangers move in, brought us meals, helped us paint and put up molding and curtains and electrical outlets and light fixtures and so much more. We felt so taken care of!
Each year one in five people begin the journey of a move. It’s been said, “A move is something a man does and a woman feels.” Women often feel lonely and disconnected after a move.
We can help!
Women who have just moved are often looking for connections. We can love these strangers with practical help, like you helped us.
You can also invite them to a 6 week discussion group I (Lael) am starting in 2 ½ weeks.
What: Discussion of Susan Miller’s book, After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In.
When: Begins Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm.
Where: The Arrington’s, 128 Kings Creek, Irmo,
For Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 807.9112
If you don’t know or can’t remember who has moved into your area over the past year you can find out. It’s easy!
Click on this link: www.zillow.com
In blank for “Find Homes” enter your address and “Search”
After you home comes up, in top left corner menu unselect every option except “Recently Sold”.
The screen will show you all Zillow’s estimated values of your neighbors :0 and a yellow arrow will indicate those recently moved.
To get a larger picture of the just moved homes click the minus button on the zoom feature of the map (in top right corner).
Then What? Here’s the important part:
Send Lael the addresses!
Or better, take them a flyer (attached) and meet them. Or better, meet them and then later take them a flyer.
Best yet: If you find out their name send it to Lael. She will send them, care of you, a slick personal invitation and you can take it over to them.
The study begins soon so please send soon. (We just thought of using Zillow as a resource)
Thank you for praying about this outreach opportunity! Let’s partner together to reach out to strangers and love them in Jesus’ name.