Volunteering

Serving before receiving.

Alejandra and her family arrived in the US in 2016. All she had was some furniture that they collected from garbage containers. They volunteered first with Fully Furnished Ministries while they were waiting to move to a better place and loved the experience of serving and praying in each home.

They are so happy because of the beautiful furniture they’ve received now for their own home. Alejandra shared with us a touching part of her story: the Saturday that she served delivering furniture to those in need, she saw an amazing coffee table in our warehouse. Weeks later, it was that very table that was chosen to be given to her, without her request! She said that it reminded her that God has everything especially prepared to bless her and her family.

Alejandra’s sister-in-law, Yudith, also volunteered with FFM. Her husband died five months ago in a brain surgery, and she currently lives with his son and a nephew. She needs furniture for the dining room and the living room, coffee table and side tables and lamps, that we hope to be able to bless her with in the coming weeks.

If you have furniture you’d like to donate, please click on the “Donate Furniture” button on our menu above and set up a time for us to pick it up from your home.

Here Alejandra is with the volunteer team that delivered furniture to her home — and that very special coffee table!

Here Alejandra is with the volunteer team that delivered furniture to her home — and that very special coffee table!

Jason Davis. [Volunteer Highlight!]

Find out more about serving through our ministry here:      https://fullyfurnishedministries.org/volunteer

Find out more about serving through our ministry here: https://fullyfurnishedministries.org/volunteer

Jason has been serving with Fully Furnished Ministries for about 7 years, much of that time as a driver and crew leader. He can also be seen supervising a dozen or so Trail Life boys during their annual service weekend camp out with our ministry. When asked why he serves, Jason references Jesus’ parable of the talents, saying when he is called to account to the Lord he wants to “return his talents plus at least one!”

Jason was born and raised in Washington state, but has lived here in Georgia for 20 years. He and his family currently reside in Johns Creek, and he is a Software Configuration Manager. He is also the Advancement Chairman for Trail Life Troop 317 from Perimeter Church. Thanks for all you do for the kingdom, Jason!

Kenny Vann & Jason Hammond. [Volunteer Highlight!]

Kenny (on left) and Jason (on right) taking a break from the heavy lifting.

Kenny (on left) and Jason (on right) taking a break from the heavy lifting.

Kenny Vann and Jason Hammond can be seen here taking a short break from unloading furniture during our recent move to our new warehouse. Kenny lives in Lawrenceville and Jason lives in the city of Atlanta. Both are members of Victory World Church, a long time partner church for FFM.

Kenny has been volunteering with us for almost a year now, and Jason has been serving since January. When we asked them why they serve with Fully Furnished Ministries, Kenny said “I like moving furniture!” (Oh to be young again.). Jason replied. “It’s always been in my heart to do something.” And we love both of those reasons!

Thank you Kenny and Jason, for your strength and your hearts.

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.

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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