BY OUR LOVE, an Alabama non-profit corporation, is the result of three years of local mission outreach to families in Ridgecrest Apartments of Auburn Public Housing, located at 797 North Donahue Drive in Auburn, Alabama. In the spring of 2011, a Sunday school class from the Auburn Church of Christ began meeting with a single mother of four boys who lived in Ridgecrest. Not long after, the Auburn Church of Christ hosted their Easter sunrise service at Ridgecrest and began to build relationships with the families in the community, showing God’s love through listening and serving. The Auburn Christian Student Center, the campus ministry of ACOC, began building relationships with the children of Ridgecrest in the summer of 2011 every Wednesday afternoon through playing, carpooling to church, and tutoring one-on-one. Since that time, we have been intentional about loving God and loving our neighbors. We strive to show the love of Jesus in practical ways and foster relationships that demonstrate a genuine care and concern for the spiritual, emotional and social well-being of our friends. We believe that we are called to love, serve and be present to our neighbors.
Now, with the purchase of a home adjacent to Ridgecrest, we are engaging the neighbors on a regular basis, through weekly bible studies, enrichment activities, after school and reading programs for the children, fellowship meals and individual mentoring for both young and old. We also continue to work with Auburn Housing on special holiday events and provide volunteers for programs offered to their residents.