Despite all that he has experienced, Lewis Robinson is a man with a deep faith in God, and thus is a patient and thankful man. In 1995, Lewis was struck by a car while jogging. His injuries left him a quadriplegic requiring constant in-home care. In recent years his older mobile home developed leaks that began to cause interior damage. Surviving on only Social Security and food stamps, he was unable to afford to repair his home. In September 2011 he asked the Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing for assistance. While his need was readily apparent, it took us nearly a year to come to his aid. This past summer, Deer Lake United Methodist Church agreed to partner with TFCH to fully fund the replacement of Lewis’ roof.
On September 15th and 22nd, volunteers from the Deer Lake United Methodist Missions Team, TFCH and members of Lewis’ family gathered to lovingly construct a new roof for his home and to modestly improve his landscaping. At a particularly powerful dedication ceremony, Lewis expressed his love and gratitude to all those who acted as the hands and feet of Christ to help him. Recognizing the spirit of partnership upon which the Greater Blessings Program is based, and regardless of his meager income, Lewis gratefully offered a $25 monthly gift for one year to help others in need.
The loving spirit of Lewis and all who came together on those pleasant late September days is captured in a short video prepared by Deer Lake United Methodist. Please take a moment to watch. We are certain that you too will be blessed.
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