Delivering More Than Furniture

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Furniture delivery volunteers from Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Cutlerville, Mich., often meet people who own just a suitcase and a blanket.

What makes 35 volunteers lug heavy loads of donated furniture up two or three sets of stairs in all kinds of weather? “We’re instructed in the Bible to help others in need. We’re following instructions,” Rog Naber said on a recent winter day when snow made deliveries difficult.

Furniture goes to fire victims, refugees, and others.

Donations to the six-year-old ministry come from stores and individuals. Another volunteer, Robert Storteboom, keeps track of all incoming items and lets local agencies know what is available.

Each recipient also gets a Bible and a Bible study course. “One man said, ‘Of all the things you gave me, the one I’ll cherish most is the Bible,’” Naber said.

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