Rosa Moore. [Volunteer Highlight!]

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Rosa Moore is a very special woman for FFM — She has been our Heart Team leader for almost two years now! She accompanies our truck crews to make deliveries of bedding and household accessories to our recipient families, then stays on to help minister to the families by praying with them, counseling them, and directing them to other ministries such as food distribution centers (where she also volunteers).

Helping single moms is her passion, since she herself was one. When asked why she serves with us, Rosa said, “I’ve been blessed. I do not take it for granted, and I want to bless others.”

Rosa Moore was born in Panama but has lived in the USA more than 50 years now. She currently resides in Sugar Hill, GA. Before retiring 2 years ago, Rosa was a Supervisor in a call center. May God continue to bless you, Rosa!

James West. [Volunteer Highlight!]

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James first served with us 3 years ago, and has been one of our most regular and faithful volunteers ever since. You can see him almost every Saturday work day, with a smile on his face and a story to tell. When asked why he serves with Fully Furnished Ministries, James said, “It’s a part of our calling to serve the least of them.” His advice to everyone is, “If you’re depressed, find someone you can encourage!” Thank you, James! You are an inspiration to us all.

James West was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised in Houston. He was a professional football player (linebacker), with the Oakland Raiders in 1980, with a couple of teams in the Canadian football League (he is in the Canadian football Hall of Fame), and with the St. Louis Cardinals. He now lives in Buford, Georgia, and is employed as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Representative for 15 schools in Dekalb County.

Saturdays spent serving.

On any given Saturday, our Fully Furnished Ministries teams of volunteers wake up early, meet up at 7:30am at our warehouse in Norcross to spend a day serving families in need in our communities. Women, men, children, old and young, weak and strong, gather in the warehouse to first pray. Giving the day to the Lord and His work, the teams start loading up our rental trucks for their delivery stops.

On these stops, the “Hands Teams” will go to designated houses/apartments to deliver furniture, kitchen items, linens and more to families who lack the basics in their homes. Meeting these ordinary families, praying with them and blessing them with furniture is the highlight of any Saturday for most of our teams. They have fun, feel refreshed and serve with joy as they bring smiles to so many faces!

After the deliveries/drop-offs, our “Hearts Teams” spend time with the receiving families, cultivating relationships and sharing the Truth in love with those open and willing. At the same time, our “Hands Teams” continue their journeys in the trucks, going to homes scheduled for pick-ups. These families are generously donating furniture — this furniture will then be taken back to the warehouse to be assessed, organized and maybe refurbished, before it finds its way to a new home, to bless another family.

We are continually amazed at how an ordinary Saturday turns extraordinary through God’s work through Fully Furnished Ministries, the volunteers, families, and furniture. It’s a lot of work, but work that is fruitful!

On Saturday, April 13th, FFM teams delivered:

  1. 2 beds with bedding, 2 night stands, and a dining table and chairs to a family in Norcross,

  2. 2 twin beds with bedding to a family’s two children in McDonough,

  3. A bed, a dining set, a sofa, a coffee table, kitchen items and a vacuum cleaner to a family in Duluth, and

  4. A queen bed, a recliner and a coffee table to a family in Tucker.

Join us in praying for these families, for more volunteers, and for more funds to continue to rent trucks and warehouse space to continue our ministry work.

If you want to learn more about volunteering, read about our teams here.

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Families serving families.

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Families from Perimeter Church volunteered on the church's Serve Day on December 1st, proving that Fully Furnished Ministries is truly a family ministry. The volunteers helped prepare and load the furniture that was delivered to 12 vulnerable families in need. Momma’s holding babies, toddlers pushing carts, dads and moms doing the heavy lifting and donuts keeping everyone happy — it was a great morning at the warehouse!

The recipients greatly appreciated the furniture and furnishings, and the volunteers greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve. Families serving families is a unique opportunity we are thrilled to offer as a ministry. If you are a parent of small children having a hard time finding somewhere to serve, or parents wanting to get children involved in giving back to the community (from an early age!), then FFM is a great spot for your family to volunteer.

This youngster showed that with the right equipment anybody can load a truck! This bedding put the finishing touch on one of our deliveries of essential furniture, helping to turn basic shelter into a home.

This youngster showed that with the right equipment anybody can load a truck! This bedding put the finishing touch on one of our deliveries of essential furniture, helping to turn basic shelter into a home.

Hello bed. Goodbye floor.

Many of us take lying in our beds every night for granted, not knowing what it feels like to not have a bed. This precious little girl was so excited to have a bed to lay in tonight. She was sleeping on a mattress on the floor before Fully Furnished Ministries volunteers visited her home and blessed her with a bed of her own.

After the delivery of the furniture for the family, the grandfather of the girl and I had a conversation about all that is going on in Venezuela and how they are having to flee the country. Seven of his kids are in different states across America. Though they are thankful to be here in the US, it is a tough road for them. We spoke as if we had known each other for quite some time as he opened up and shared his heart. This ministry is truly a blessing for me and so many.

Join with us in praying for this family and other refugee families who are far from home, building new lives in new places and without much to make their place feel like a real home.

~Rosa, a volunteer with our Heart Team

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