As Joyce shared about her and Malcolm's involvement in different ways, one thing was evident; the joy of the Lord is their motivation, their strength. Describing their experience serving at Sulzbacher Center as part of the monthly supper team and weekly volunteering at United Community Outreach Ministry, Joyce smiles broadly and shares how they both see God working in the lives of those they serve. One thing she mentioned was how even the smallest things make such a big difference. For example, as they deliver Meals on Wheels, they get to be a part of something special for the recipients, many of whom have no company other than when their meals are dropped off. Often, they have to remember they can't visit too long so they can keep on schedule for their route!
Through service and active involvement over the years, the Hansons have developed many life-long friendships. These friendships have served to encourage and support them in times of illness, grief, and life transitions. When speaking with Joyce, it is clear that she and Malcolm do not think of "church" as something they do, but part of who they are, the body of Christ, the hands and feet of Jesus. As they worship, pray, study, and serve, their experience of God's love has led them to love their community well.
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