Why did my parents volunteer
Summer giving matters



As a child, I often wondered why my father would help children build soap box derby cars in the basement. He would spend many hours repairing broken down cars for people that could not afford to take them to a repairman. My parents would spend many hours at our small Lutheran church doing landscaping, fixing doors, and cleaning the kitchen. My mom would always help feed and clothe families that were struggling financially, but would tell me we didn’t have money to buy something.

I always wondered why? As I have aged and raised my children, my questions have been answered. God gives us talents to share and to help those in need. My father was blessed with the talent of building and working on cars, and my mom was blessed with compassion and understanding. They blessed me by teaching me to be a godly example in this unforgiving world.

The Bible directs us to share our faith, and working with children can help with that mission. One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 John 3:18, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” What we say is very important, but actions and being nurturing are just as important.

I am sure there are many reasons why you may not be involved at Front Street. I realize that parents of young children need a break. Maybe you feel like you’ve already done your part. Maybe you feel insecure or lack the experience to serve others. Perhaps you are simply just too busy! I’m sure there are lots of other reasons why we don’t serve in our church. The fact still remains that you serve a vital part of keeping our church healthy. Also, no one will argue with me, that children are often the heart strings to motivate us!

Front Street’s children ministries are extra busy this summer. We are spreading Jesus Christ through hugs, smiles, and by being godly role models. Thank you to all my supporters, my thinkers, and to those who model a godly life. Let’s all show the love of Christ through the examples that we have been taught.

Love you,

Ms. Marcy

Last Published: July 8, 2019 7:50 PM
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