Friday, April 27, 2012

Jerry Mullins' Acts Of Kindness To GTD

Jerry Mullins, City of Pinellas Park Councilman & owner of Mullins Enterprises, has been a great friend to GTD. In addition to donating a truck to our ministry when both of our vans died of old age in 2010 and being a regular table sponsor at our Annual Banquet, Jerry has now adopted the restoration of our canoe trailer. This is no small task... and no small blessing to our ministry! 

Canoeing is one of our staple activities in GTD and we rely on our canoe trailer to safely get the canoes to our paddling destinations. Some of those destinations are 150 miles away. Over the past year it had become obvious that our canoe trailer was quickly degrading from years of salt water exposure. It literally became one of 450 tasks on my to-do list. I know that may sound like an exaggeration, but it is not. With just a 2-person crew here at GTD and most of our volunteers having to transition to married life and raising kids, our plate has been very full for the past 3 years and the to-do's have piled up. But over the past 6 months, by the grace & power of God and some monomaniacal determination, I have tackled about 200 of those to-do's and arrived at a place of being able to take on the canoe trailer repairs. My dad (Jerry Garner), Tom Lawrence, Al Vision, & I began repairing it 2 weeks ago.

Enter Jerry Mullins & crew. Like a Canoe Trailer Restoration Superhero, he is saving the day. Jerry has adopted the complete restoration of our rusting dying trailer. Among other things, he & his crew are removing the rust, replacing the fenders, installing PVC protective sleeves, and painting the entire trailer... at no cost to the ministry. Jerry Mullins is a great guy with an enormous heart and an infectious enthusiasm for life. I can't thank him enough for the acts of kindness he has shown and continues to show to our ministry. Please join me in praying for God's hand and love to be upon him, his family, and his business for the love he has demonstrated to our ministry! He is making a difference. Thank you Jerry!!