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Church Volunteers Give Azalea Garden a New Face

photo volunteers cleaning up azalea garden

Volunteers cleaning up Azalea Garden
Photo | World Mission Society Church of God

Early Sunday morning the members of the World Mission Society Church of God arrived at the Brighton Dam Azalea Garden to tend the grounds. The five-acre azalea garden, with an amazing tranquil view of the dam, was in great need of some cosmetic help. It received all it needed from “the cheerful people in the yellow shirts,” (neighbors refer to us this way). They moved in armed with gardening tools and smiles on their faces. About 40 energetic youth members collected countless bags of weeds, raked leaves and pruned dead shrubbery in preparation for the new life arriving in the spring. The local Church of God has been doing volunteer efforts in the state of Maryland for about four years, cleaning up parks, rivers and playgrounds, with the mission to spread the love of Mother.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the community service team at church. We are all like-minded in our determination to glorify God through service. Though we are pulling weeds, which can be a tedious and dirty job, we are all having a ton of fun. We are warming up this wintry gray Sunday with cheers about pulling out weeds and doing good deeds,” comments an enthusiastic member, Michael Miller.

The volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God worked fast and cheerfully. I should have been wondering why they were so energetic this early in the morning, but instead I wanted to know what motivated them to volunteer throughout Maryland as often as they did?

“Participating in community services like this is a great way to show that we really care. The Azalea Garden is precious to members of the community and we want to serve our neighbors by taking care of the azaleas to ensure they blossom beautifully this spring,” says Roxanne Libby, a member of the church.

The garden houses about 22,000 azaleas, which typical bloom every year around Mother’s Day. A trip inside this beautiful garden will have any one in a peaceful and serene mood.

I’m sure the neighbors and local wildlife will appreciate the help they have received from the church. Thanks to the volunteers of the church the Brighton Azalea Garden has gotten an early start on its spring-cleaning.

Azalea Garden Clean Up Volunteers Photo | World Mission Society Church of God

Azalea Garden Clean Up Volunteers
Photo | World Mission Society Church of God

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22 Responses to “Church Volunteers Give Azalea Garden a New Face”

  1. On March 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm responded with... #

    Wow.. Church of God Volunteers always have a smile on one’s face. They r walking angels.
    Their good deeds is hot at all time.

  2. On March 6, 2014 at 5:42 am responded with... #

    “the cheerful people in the yellow shirts,”^^- These are very the members of the world mission society church of God who have warm heart to help people and our society with really bright smile!
    People have wondering what it makes move them to do like this activities with joy.
    The answer is God the Mother!!

  3. On March 6, 2014 at 7:32 am responded with... #

    All the members of Word Mission Society Church of God in the world really want to help neighbors in need. Bcuz they realize the true love of God . I hope many poeple realize the love of God who gives us the blessings through the volunteer activities of WMSCOG

  4. On March 6, 2014 at 7:48 am responded with... #

    The members of the WMSCOG deliver the love of God with action. awesome!

  5. On March 6, 2014 at 8:52 am responded with... #

    Yeah, member of the World Mission Society Church of God is always smile on their faces whatever they do and wherever they are !!
    Great !! There is no any words explaining their effort for ppl ^^

  6. On March 6, 2014 at 8:56 am responded with... #

    Awesome!!!! They always show good and worm things .. They make me sooooo happy..

  7. On March 6, 2014 at 8:59 am responded with... #

    World Mission society church of God always follow mother’s teaching and show mother’s love so they shine all of the world.

  8. On March 6, 2014 at 9:01 am responded with... #

    I know that their smiles come from Elohim God!

  9. On March 6, 2014 at 9:29 am responded with... #

    So impressive~!!!

  10. On March 6, 2014 at 9:39 am responded with... #

    Wow!! Good job!!
    All activities comes from the mind of Heavenly Mother.

  11. On March 6, 2014 at 9:47 am responded with... #

    The member of world mission society church of god is full of vitality and sparkles.

  12. On March 6, 2014 at 10:12 am responded with... #

    All the members look so bright and happy! 😀
    Hope that I can take part in the beautiful volunteer activity!

  13. On March 6, 2014 at 10:24 am responded with... #

    I’m proud of being a member of the world mission society church of God.
    and I will support brothers and sisters,wmscog.just from a distance.

  14. On March 7, 2014 at 12:54 am responded with... #

    They are wonderful!
    I’m proud that i’m member of World Mission Society Church of God.
    Thanks to God the Father and God the Mother :)

  15. On March 7, 2014 at 2:46 am responded with... #

    How much love they have!!
    Their good deeds are spreading to the world

  16. On March 7, 2014 at 4:44 am responded with... #

    So impressive! The World Mission Society Church of God follows the teachings of God faithfully and tries to make the world a better place. How beautiful it is!

  17. On March 7, 2014 at 8:28 am responded with... #

    the wmscog has committed 4 our society , and has been recognized internationally.
    i would say it is a perfect organization!!

  18. On March 7, 2014 at 9:12 am responded with... #

    They are really follow God’s teaching! : )

  19. On March 7, 2014 at 10:08 am responded with... #

    The volunteers of World Mission Society Church of God look so happy.
    Their big and happy smile makes me happy.

  20. On March 7, 2014 at 10:19 am responded with... #

    I’ve seen many times the volunteer activities of the WMSCOG, each time, i was impressed by their diligence and integrity and unity.

  21. On March 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm responded with... #

    It seems the members of World mission society church of God is famous as “the cheerful people in the yellow shirts” in the state of Maryland! i think that they inherit Mother’s disposition and beautiful mind. They are good example to all the communities.

  22. On January 12, 2015 at 9:23 am responded with... #

    I love reading articles like this one! They make me continue believing that there are still good people in this world. Thanks a lot for giving such a good royal models!




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