Friday, July 31, 2015

it's here #back2school 2015

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”   

The stories from our back2school events of the past never get old.  When someone speaks of their experience, my passion gains even more momentum.

At last night’s volunteer training a teen girl raised her hand to share her story.  The church that she is part has become one of our partners and has helped us prepare for the success of this year’s event.  I didn’t expect her story.  But this precious girl said that when she was younger that her family came to our church and received help through the event that gave supplies, shoes and backpacks.  She said that is not only grateful for the help, but she is now excited that she gets to give back through serving.

I was speechless.  My eyes began to grow tears.  How this touched my heart because we were reminded why we do what we do.

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.

It is time.  #back2school 2015 is today and tomorrow.  We have prepared.  We have prayed.  We are ready to serve.  Many children have registered and are coming to be blessed, and many of these students will in turn bless those who are serving.

There really is nothing like pouring into a child because they have great value planted in their lives by God.  These children have huge potential, and it is our job to speak into their potential, to help prepare each for a great school year and to demonstrate the love of God.

We do this because God has called us to serve others.  There is still time for you to join in; if not for this year, for the years to come.  God is good.  Awesome days ahead!

3 John 1:4  NLT
I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.

NOTE: Pray for Mt. Calvary Church, Mercy Crossing Church, Fairway Baptist Church and The Community Fellowship as we partner for this outreach.  Join us Sunday at 6pm at The Community for a celebration service!

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