Tuesday, July 19, 2016

help with #back2school

Matthew 5:16  NASB
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

What would happen if many churches came together with a common goal, put down our labels and personal agendas, and served the people right around us? 

What would happen would be more unity in the church and the community, more passion to help people and more glory to our God.  I’m for that.  How about you?

That is just what back2school is to me and to the churches that have come together.  This year is another huge win as several more churches have stepped up to serve, and God will get even more glory.  Kids in places we’ve never been able to serve will be helped.

The event is about 2 and 1/2 weeks away.  There is still one more date to register, Tuesday, July 26th from 6 to 8pm.  Many more school supplies are needed.  Will you help?

If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?

That verse speaks to money, but it can also speak to our time.  “If someone has enough time… and shows not compassion” also is a reality.  I know people are busy, but more people are needed to make this outreach a reality.  It is evident that churches and organizations all around us are asking for help, and many of those churches and organizations are finding that less volunteers are stepping up to help.

There is nothing like seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces.  It is incredible to talk with a child about their future and help them see that they have incredible potential.  That is just what happens during back2school.  Will you help?  Will you give?  Will you serve?

Several times the last few weeks I have opened an envelope or an email to see that a new person has chosen to be on the time, to give a great gift of money or do something to help.  That makes me smile big time, and I am grateful.

Tomorrow we will publish the list of school supplies that are still needed.  There is room for about 1,300 more kids to be served, but they need to learn about the event and then register.  You can help with these things.

Let me know if you would like to help with this year’s back2school outreach by sending me an email to mharrison@thecommunityfellowship.org. I am excited to share stories in the coming days.

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

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