As things start to pick up and progress is being made, there is one very important factor that stays at the forefront of The Eastside Vineyard Computer Pantry; God. As much as I want to see people progress, this isn’t just about computers. It’s not just about equipping people with basic technology. It isn’t just about helping a student learn computer skills or enhance their homework. This is about blessing others in the name of Jesus Christ.
The point is to bless people the way we feel blessed by the Lord. In turn, it’s also a blessing to see the joy of those we bless. We had a late start in 2013, but I am very excited to see where things go in 2014. So far, we have given out 3 computers, donated computers are trickling in and plenty of people are interested in volunteering to help out. As the word spreads, I don’t doubt that many people will be blessed by TEVC Computer Pantry. The God factor doesn’t stop there.
It’s also about what we do with technology. I hope to inspire people to use technology responsibly. I want to encourage others to use their resources to further God’s kingdom. A computer is not only an access point to social media. It is not just a way to view celebrity gossip. It is a tool. The God factor is not just about blessing people with technology, but also about how to use it as a blessing. As this project grows, I want to educate people about proper computer use. Many computer users don’t use (or even realize) the full potential of the equipment they are using.
I have to end it there. I could write so much more about this, but then I would be giving away too many details about future plans for the Pantry. Please pray for this project and all who are involved.