Day 39: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. “

Chet Frisch was a leader in our church who had the vision of reaching out into the community and bringing God’s love to all he served. He began the Feeding our Neighbors program at our church in downtown Killeen. He wanted to reach out and bring the love of Christ to all around him. When we moved our church to this new location, he looked down from our new church on the hilltop, to a piece of land considered worthless. It was in the flood plain. Chet Frisch had a vision. Once again, he said, “Here I am, Lord.” Could we turn this worthless land into an outreach to continue to show the community Christ’s love? “Who will help me build this village?” he asked. “I will,” said Gary. “I will,” said Paul. “I will,” said Marvin. The village began. The village grew. Challenges, in the form of illness, loss, floods and time came. Chet Frisch’s vision persevered. “Who will help continue the village?” “I will,” said Mike. “I will,” said Sonny. “I will,” said Ken. The village continued to grow. Crosses were added to the hilltop. A prayer trail was built. Bridges connecting both sides of the park were constructed. Young men like Patrick, Nathan, and Brandon learned from the men working in the park. Chet’s vision of serving the community and bringing all to Christ continues with the work he began.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for men like Chet Frisch who have the vision to serve. Thank You for men and women who continue Chet’s vision by extending the word of Christ to all they meet. Thank You for reminding us that we can all serve our Lord in some way. Help us to find the ways You want us to serve and help us extend Christ’s love to all around us! In Your Service, Amen.

Contributed by Jerry Dugger