March 26, 2014
To the editor:
I am writing to you today to share some information that I received at the Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon this year. I really enjoyed what I heard and realize I cannot do the message justice, but one of the nuggets that I gleaned was about how we as people know that we would like to have different things but most of us sit and wait for something to happen or for someone else to do it.
The speaker (Eric Mansfield) suggested that we as people should get up and do something. To add to his suggestion is that many people may not know what to do, but a good place to start is in your church or in your community. There is plenty of work to be done, but as the scripture says the “laborers are few.”
If we think about it we have everything we need to get the job done. You have two hands, two arms, two eyes, two legs and a brain. In case you don’t have these things, I have seen two people that have no arms and one of those people had no legs either and did not allow it to stop him. So we are without excuse either.
Yes, maybe your mission may take money, but I believe if you are in the right place, at the right time and doing the right thing, money will come. In the words of Mr. Mansfield, “get up and do something.”
If you don’t have anywhere you would like to work come join our community organization in Ellerbe called the Mineral Springs Improvement Council. We have a goal of building a community center, continuing our summer program, providing job training and an after-school program and much more.
If you would like to join in, watch for a meeting date in our local paper or call me at 910-206-6820.