ABOUT LOVE BOONE
The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing that we have experienced in our lifetime. We are all experiencing something new, and unfortunately, many of us have to do it in isolation. Fear and anxiety is almost everywhere and, although the reasons for our fear may be varied, we are all sharing in a time of uncertainty. We trust in our medical and government leaders to guide us well during this time and, because of that, we recognize the necessity of social distancing, isolating, and quarantining. We are still human, though. We still crave community. We still need community. We need to know that someone is available to listen, to pray, or to meet an unmet need. We need to hear another person’s voice. This is the reason for Love Boone. This is a simple place that you can request prayer, a simple conversation, or help with an unmet need.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to the creation of this site, it really flows from the culture and character of who we are as Perkinsville Church. We are a people committed to connecting with our neighbors. We are not doing this to grow our church, but rather, to be the church in a time of great need. Who knows, this may be just the beginning of a new way to serve our neighbors. That would be fine by us. Please know that we really are honored to love and serve our neighbors in this time and all times. We love you because you are our neighbor. We love Boone.
MEETING UNMET NEEDS
Whether you need help getting medicine or food, or perhaps there is entirely different need altogether, we want to try to help. Let us know how we might be able to help and we will do all that we can to help or connect you with someone who can. We will do the best that we can to serve you in this way.
LENDING AN EAR
Technology is great, but sometimes you just need to talk through things with another person in realtime. Regardless of what you want to talk about, we are ready to listen, encourage, and help. We want to help you have some community when community is hard to find these days.
The greatest thing that we can do for you is pray. We would love to pray with you and for you for your personal needs, as well as global issues that are affecting us locally. Let us pray for you!
HOW IT WORKS
FILL OUT THE FORM
Reach out to us and then someone will follow up with you. Whether you request help with an unmet need, someone to lend an ear, or need hope in a time of uncertainty, it all begins by filling out the form. Feel free to fill out the form on someone else's behalf.
WE RECEIVE YOUR REQUEST AND ASSIGN
After you complete the form, one of our on-call volunteers will receive the form and assign a local neighbor to reach back out to you within one day. This is not an emergency service (here are some emergency resources).
WE CALL YOU
The neighbor who contacts you will serve you the best that they can. They will talk with you, pray with you, or maybe collect more information about your unmet need. Keep in mind that we will do all that we can with unmet needs, but we are limited in this time as well (here is a small list of community resources).
We want to follow up with you if will allow us. Just let us know if that is alright to do when you speak with someone.
It really is that simple! We just want to you to know that you are loved in a simple way.
Why do we love you? Why do we love our neighbors? We are a Christian church, so the words of Jesus are more powerful than any words ever spoken by people. Here is why we love our Boone neighbors:
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (ESV)
This passage, referred to as the great commandment, is our source of truth and good. We believe this to be true because of the story of Jesus Christ. What is the story?