Sunday, March 14, 2010

Walking on Sunshine

Before we ever moved one of the first things we started looking for was a new home church. One that was family oriented and where we felt at home. It took 6 months but we found one. They are so family oriented that one of their Church Values is "Family Worship."

Parents, as seen in God's Word, have the primary responsibility for teaching and modeling worship and truth to their children, (Deuteronomy 6:7; 11:18-21). We are committed to developing a structure of ministry in which your children can receive age appropriate ministry and, in addition, be included in corporate worship as part of our church family, (Deuteronomy 31:12-13).

Another opportunity for our Family to Worship is by giving. On Valentines Day they collected shoes for Soles4Souls. Go here to check out their website. The kids and I went through the house gathering shoes that were too small or ones that we had multiple pairs of (More than 1 pair of flip flops etc..). Here's a video put together by the students from our church. They collected 1168 pairs of shoes. When the collection started some came to church with shoes and left with out any on.

Back in January our Children's Church participated in the Karis Project. Pastor Donnie insisted on one parent staying with their child and together you took items previously donated (from everyone in the church) and filled backpacks that would be passed out to homeless people. There were socks, hats, blankets, tooth paste/brushes, deodorant, combs, shampoo, soap and a lot more that we packed up. When we were done we prayed over the back packs and the people who would get them.

Pastor Drew said it very well this morning when he said "Giving is about Trust" how simple is that. I give trusting God will multiply it for the receiver. I give trusting they will know the love of God and I give trusting God will take care of me, either here on earth or in my heavenly home.

It can be money, prayer or even time but it's such an awesome feeling knowing that you have helped someone else. Being able to teach and instill the act of giving to my children is very important to me. After all it's not what you have but what you do with it that counts.

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