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Being a good Christian
by Alex White Gardener, Refugio 1st Methodist Church
Aug 08, 2013 | 384 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor:

Early this month, I was building a decorative fence at the community garden sponsored by the 1st Methodist church on Power Street.

I'd waited way too long to dig the post holes. The earth was rock hard and the power auger I'd hoped to borrow wasn't available.

Monte Wright at Parker's suggested I talk with Rodger Breeden at Hard Core Supply. He had a power auger mounted on a Bobcat that would do the job quickly.

I told Roger we were growing vegetables to help support the Samaritan Center, and I wanted a fence with colorful vines and flowers to attract attention to the garden as folks drove by.

Rodger called "Shorty" with he Bobcat right away and told him to meet us at the church, "you know, the one that looks like a Catholic Church."

Shorty dug nine holes 2 feet deep in about the time it takes to drive down Alamo Street without a stoplight.

When I asked what the charge would be Rodger said, "It's my gift to the church for the good work you do and will do."

Rodger lives in Woodsboro and goes to St. Theresa's Catholic Church.

On that hot afternoon he was doing what good Christians do: helping others needing help.

I certainly appreciated it. So did Pastor Veda White at 1st Methodist and we wanted to share this good work with our community.

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