Meet Michelle, one of our Team Restore chairpersons and dear friends! Michelle has been a resident of Detroit for over 50 years and her heart for the city shines through in all she says and does. We recently asked her a few questions and this is what she said:
What do you wish others knew about Detroit?
“There are great people, great neighborhoods and great potential in Detroit.”
How have you seen God at work in your community?
“Through people. I have a neighbor that cuts grass for anyone that can’t during the summer. In the winter months he moves the snow with a shovel when his snow blower isn’t working. There is another neighbor that took a shine to my son after one conversation several years ago. One year to the date of Quentin’s death that neighbor stopped to ask for his new number. He said that he had been calling and not getting an answer. We talked. I explained the loss of my son and he shared that his son and grandson had been killed recently. He offered to help with anything that I might need concerning home improvements or lawn services. God uses the hands and legs of people to show himself to the world.”
What is your hope for Detroit?
“My hope is that Detroiters become actively involved in the progression of moving our city forward.
Michelle is an incredible light in our community. We are so blessed by her heart and all the ways she serves as the hands and feet of Jesus here in the 9th Precinct.