The OCP Blog

Featured Volunteer of the Month: John Revercomb

“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” -Kahlil Gibran

Everyone needs compassion and unfailing love, but finding both in one place is something our volunteers have learned to appreciate and admire about Our Community Place.  Among those volunteers, Mr. John Revercomb has truly taken advantage of the resources offered by OCP, and has returned the favor by giving his time to see that our vision is accomplished.  Born in Mount Crawford, Mr. Revercomb comes from a farming family and says that explains why he is one of six children. He says that when you look at the area where his parents lived it makes sense why he has so many relatives. “It is the norm” he said with a je ne sais quoi look on his face. Mr. John Revercomb left his home right after graduating from high school, and has been living alone since August 2016. He has a home and a roommate but the feeling of never getting to be on the same page with his father has always tormented him.

Farming was everything in John’s childhood, especially when it comes to livestock production.  I asked John what he would want to do when he grows up, or if he has any requests from Our Community Place when it comes to employment. Farming was the first thing on his mind. Working in a dairy or livestock farm is something Mr. Revercomb would enjoy most. So, whenever Mr. Revercomb has the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities or join in our Tuesday workday, John has proven to be a skillful outdoor designer. The amount of time he devotes to making sure that the OCP yard is mowed, and his attitude while carrying out his tasks, reveals the relationship between his life experiences and his love for the outdoors.

Mr. Revercomb hopes that one day, all #OCPeoples – all community members and volunteers – will come to a deeper understanding of the intensions behind the vision of OCP. We can only hope to create a place of restoration and hope, but without the will of all individuals who walk through our doors, we will never achieve our dream.

Leons Kabongo

Activities and Programming Coordinator