This project/idea came to me after hearing Jennifer Clark in 2014 share a dream she had with a group of us in Victoria. When she told her dream I knew exactly what it meant, at least what it meant to me... Her dream, it was a beautiful sunny day at a sandy beach. There was a volleyball game going on at the beach. Two teams of Christians were playing against each other. Everyone was happy, laughing and having a great time. Without warning a small missile drops out of the blue sky and takes out one of the players, the player explodes like a water balloon with blood flying everywhere. Nobody moves, everybody looks at each other in shock and horror for a short while, but then they shrug their shoulders and resume the game as if nothing had happened and then another missile drops out the sky and the story repeats itself over and over, the shock and horror becomes less and less each time.
My interpretation of the dream... The players are the North American church body, we are having a good time, more playing church than being the Church. The players who get killed by the missiles are Christian's in persecuted nations or people in 3rd world countries who are dying for lack of food and housing. We North American Christians are shocked when we hear about what is going on in other parts of the world but we shrug our shoulders and look at our local brothers and sisters to see what their response is which is nothing and so we too do nothing and we continue on in our church game having fun.
Enter "Love to Move you"... This isn't a complete solution but perhaps a place to start. This solution begins to address these two issues: 1) What can we do from here to help them there? 2) How can we stop playing church and be the Church?
A group of Christians band together to be a team of believers dedicated to moving people and their belongings. Like a moving company. To start with we only do local moves in and around greater Victoria. The cost to the customer is low and agreed on before team arrives. Also the person(s) being moved is told that the proceeds go to charity and we give them a list of charities to choose from. The charities we pick have the donation going to persecuted Christians or people in 3rd world countries. Examples are https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/ and https://worldhelp.net/
At the end of the move one of our team sits down with the person(s) being moved to make the donation on-line in real time and lets the person pick from the choices. I guarantee the person will be touched in the process. The person(s) being moved is also very touched by how the Christian movers relate to them and to one another. The the members of the team are not physically paid but every box and item they move they are doing as onto the ones who are having the missiles dropped on them. I have helped move people a few time or provided other services in this manner and it was moving to both them and myself.
Plus I for one love moving people. It is such blessing to help people move because to them it seems like it is almost impossible to do, but we as outsiders can see it done before it is even done.
I have spent time thinking about how to manage such a project, for example all the team members would need to be bond-able and trustworthy. The team could use SMS texts and/or email messaging system I could develop for this and a website which helps manage the team to make sure we always have enough volunteers scheduled for every move. Many hands make light and enjoyable work :)
I have acquired the domain name love2moveyou.com for this project.