By Ricardo Colon, Administration Director

Ricardo Colon, Administration Director

Eighteen months ago I took the job as Administration Director for Faith Bible Church.  My family began attending FBC in 1994.  Since that time we have been involved with the youth group, vacation bible school, updating the bulletin, ABF’s, softball league, elder board, etc.  You get the picture.  I thought I knew every aspect of our church.

Since taking the job it seems like everyone who enters the building walks through my office.  I have had the privilege of meeting our church family.  When your job description includes building usage, building maintenance and interacting with our financial team you get to know a lot of folks.  This is a great job and I love all aspects of it.  I love interacting with people and seeing how God is using their gifts to edify the body.

Early this year I was walking past room E3 and saw a group of ladies meeting around three tables.  I went inside and found out that they meet the first and third Wednesday of every month.  They spend a few hours together knitting and crocheting.  I made a point twice a month to spend a few moments getting to know this group.  After a few months they invited me to beginning knitting.  I took them up on the offer.  Several months later I completed my first project and am currently working on a pair of socks for my wife.

After attending FBC for 22 years you think you know everything about the church.  I did not even know this group existed prior to working at the church.  This group of ladies accepted me into their group and more importantly gave me an avenue to connect with my oldest daughter in a new way.  She has been knitting for a few years and now we exchange emails on the projects we are working on.  She even gave me a DeWALT bag that holds my yarn and needles so I can keep my man card.

This Christmas season we come together and celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  I don’t have to tell you that this is a very busy time for everyone, but as our days are filled with activities let’s challenge ourselves to walk into a new room.  We might find that God has placed an “unseen gift” for us.