SinglesofFaith.com Mobilizing Christian Singles Nationwide; Hosting Inaugural Las Vegas Workday this February
Contact: Bill Mayhall, 602-826-6858
PHOENIX, Dec. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Since January 2007, Mike McCartney has traveled the country pursuing a very unusual goal – eliminating datelessness among Christian singles. At first glance, McCartney's motives might seem obvious – he is the founder of SinglesofFaith.com, one of the nation's top Christian singles' sites.
But far less obvious are McCartney's methods. Rather than relying on personality profiles, photos or even compatibility tests, he would rather forge "love connections" between singles carrying shovels... or paint brushes... or ladles of food.
On Feb. 23, McCartney is encouraging Nevada singles to take a different approach to meeting that special someone. Rather than dressing up for a night on the town, McCartney wants singles to put on some jeans and become part of an eager and ready labor supply during the Inaugural SingesofFaith.com Las Vegas Workday.
Work groups will gather and head into Las Vegas' most at-risk neighborhoods to help existing inner-city ministries:
• Feed the hungry
• Distribute clothing to the homeless
• Visit hospitals, rest homes and shut-ins
• Tutor children and the illiterate
• Provide other acts of service to communities in need
McCartney said the vision for creating a special day of service for Christian singles came after he pondered the question: "If Jesus flew into a local airport and had an eight-hour layover, what would He do with those eight hours?"
Based on his knowledge of the New Testament, McCartney concluded that after ministering to needy individuals within the airport, Jesus would most likely travel to the city's more at-risk neighborhoods to feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, heal the sick and comfort the hurting.
To date, that vision has driven McCartney to host eight SinglesofFaith.com Workdays in both major metropolises (Phoenix and Minneapolis) and smaller cities (Ames, Iowa; Fort Collins, Colo; Sioux Falls, SD.) His ultimate goal is to mobilize a "Domestic Peace Corps" on the third Saturday of each month in 218 US cities.
McCartney continues working toward that goal by slowly expanding the Workdays. He will host his first Southern California Work Day this January before hosting the Inaugural Las Vegas Workday in February.
To learn more about the upcoming Las Vegas Workday or other planned events across the country, please visit http://www.singlesoffaith.com and click on the "Serve" button.