Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3 days till back2school

On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

Tuesday night was incredible as about 50 people gathered at a warehouse here in our town to put together 2,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies.  The warehouse was really hot.  But the place was filled with excitement.

All three churches (Mt. Calvary, Mercy Crossing and The Community Fellowship) were represented, and as we finished packing the backpacks for each church, a leader would pray for the students who will be served at each place.  The smiles on each volunteer’s face was telling.  No complaints were heard.  Lots of laughs could be heard.  Each person from all three churches realized that this is a big deal.  Working together is going to show our community that God loves people and that we can work together for a great cause.

One of the biggest pieces of this weekend won’t even happen on the weekend.  This will be our greatest year and event ever.  On Friday over 30 students will come to take part in back2school 2012, but many of these students have special needs.  Some of these kids have a hard time getting around.  Some of them have a hard time being around other kids.  One of them is even battling cancer.

A few volunteers will join forces to give some of their time to love on some kids that are often left out.  There are people who say these kids aren’t important, but I beg to differ.  Often those who are overlooked or pushed aside are the very ones that need our attention and so deserve to be shown the love of God.

I can’t wait to share.  I can’t wait to help honor these families.  I can’t wait to watch these children have their feet washed, get items for school and hear about Jesus.  Pray with me for the ministry and outreach time happening this weekend, and pray especially for these special and awesome kids who deserve to be honored.

One of the overwhelming facts about back2school is that we are here to share the love of God with students in our community.  By meeting needs we win the right to share what God has done for us.  Join us in serving more than 1,500 kids.  Volunteer.  Give.  Pray.  Thank you for being a part of our biggest outreach project of the year!

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

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