The interaction around the tables as we discuss what we are learning is fantastic. It is exciting to be growing together as we learn to walk in a manner worthy of our calling in Christ.
As a church we always want to be open to guests and create an atmosphere that is welcoming, but Open House Sunday on September 9 is a specific day for us as a church to put our best foot forward.
There are a few intangible things in life that I wish I could bottle. This summer’s camp/ missions experience was one of those things. This was a week that God brought together. There is no denying that. It was simply amazing.
Two hours every other week of learning, fellowshipping, and eating with other moms while childcare was provided for my two-year-old sounded fabulous. I signed up, unsure of what it would be like and having not met a single other mom in the group.
If you spend any time around KidStep Ministries this summer, it is likely that you will see a couple of new faces. KidStep is excited to have two summer interns learning and serving alongside our amazing volunteers.
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.