When we take that step to begin to move outside of ourselves and seek God’s will, something begins to happen inside of us. Our hearts are touched; the reality of our faith takes root; we begin to see people in a different way; we see a different meaning to life; we search God’s Word more deeply and personally.
We are inviting volunteers to participate in the Lace up with Love INC sneaker drive either through donating or helping to distribute sneakers. Hershey Free will be collecting sneakers throughout the month of July. Needed donation items are new athletic sneakers for boys (size boys' 12 through men's 15) and girls (size girls' 12 through women's 11). Our goal is to collect 150 pairs of sneakers.
I realized that despite the huge differences between the United States and Haiti, we are not all that different. We have kids in need of a mentor or a friend. We have broken families without hope. We have churches without authenticity or growth.
Shawn and Sarah Cable participated in Hershey Free's very first Alpha course in 2014. At the time they were in a dating relationship. Sarah had grown up in a Christian home, but Shawn was just beginning to really investigate Christianity. Now Shawn and Sarah are both believers and are currently serving as Alpha table leaders together as a married couple.
What does it look like for the children in Hershey Free Church to live with Jesus, love like Jesus, and lead others to do the same? Each week children's ministry volunteers and staff come alongside kids to help them figure this out. Here is one recent story from this journey.