Below are pieces of stories from various people that many friends and churches had the opportunity to serve this summer:
"I didn't think people do this sort of thing in the suburbs anymore. I've needed real help since my husband passed but was always afraid of who to ask. Thank you."-Mrs. Z.(From A Local Youth Outreach)
"You know, I've heard friends say 'Christians are all talk'. And then they 'only do things for themselves. Build bigger buildings. Pay for salaries. Care for only people who go and pay for their nice establishments.' That kind of thing. But the people who say that they...well...they just haven't met you all yet." -A Nursing Home Resident (International Mission Trip)
"You were an answer to my prayers. I know people must say that all the time. But I haven't had anyone come to my house, just to speak or listen in nearly 2 years. To me if all people. What did I do to deserve something like this? I don't know. My heart is filled. God is so good isn't He?"-Alice, (From Another Local Youth Outreach)
"Eagerness to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We appreciate this. This is what we need. It's what the world needs. Keep it going, friends." -Mr. & Mrs. H, (A Weekly Homeless Outreach)
If you have committed yourself in making Christ Jesus the whole point of your story, then these stories are not just from the special faces who shared them.
They're your's. Only from the opposite side.
Not to simply share as a one time thing. Not to only do on a trip or with your "church peeps".
But to be eager in acting out what caused them time and time again.
For God, who revived your story from a darkened plot, has kept you going.
Show this world the reason for that every chance you get.
Mark 10:43-45 (CEB) “But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, for the Son of Man didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people."