Although giving up my sense of self to teach, serve, and shape precious little people is the hardest thing I have ever done physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, I recognize God is filling that emptiness with his strength; sustaining me and giving me glimpses of who He is creating me to be. But I don’t want to do it alone.
The story of God can be found in the stories of His people.
We “do” the basketball camp, youth gatherings, and painting knowing we’re doing it for Jesus. Under the stars the last night, I looked at Juan, sitting in the glow of that fire, and realized that maybe in the midst of us thinking we’re doing something for them, for “the least of these,” they’re actually doing something for us.
Carly Miller spent two and half weeks in Greece serving refugees: “I thought that I knew what I was going to see and hear when we started working with the refugees, but let’s just say I seriously underestimated what I had prepared myself to experience.”
As our city has been devastated the last several years by teen suicide, we have been asking what our response should be as a church. Thanks to your faithful giving, last year we were able to give $2,200 to help provide counseling scholarships for individuals and families in our city so they can receive the help they need.
Your children you are around are always watching and listening to you. They see your daily routines and the things your heart focuses on. They know what matters to you even if you don’t talk about it. If you want to teach your children compassion, the best thing you can do is model it for them.
Are you the parent of a special needs child or know someone who is? Night Lights is a respite care organization that provides a break for parents of children with special needs. We would love to make Pulpit Rock a host site for a monthly Night Lights program that would serve our church and our community.