Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Family Service

This last Saturday was the semi-annual community service project day, Super Saturday. Super Saturday is an opportunity for Christians around our community to get together as one body of Christ and help those in need. Christ has taught us that it is our duty to help the elderly and the widows. This is not one church's project, but a project organized by Christians in the community.

On Saturday, a family showed up with their two boys who are in 3rd and 1st grades. I loved it! I love to see families serving together. So I asked John and Jenn Boissy to share a little bit about the experience and why it's so important for them to do it as a family. Here is what Jenn emailed to me:

We really enjoyed ourselves Saturday and the cool thing was the boys were excited, as Jeb put it " to help the people in need". Even though they mostly think they are all older which is not always the case. We go to Oak Grove the 1st Thursday of every month to do banana bingo with the older folks. The boys pass out the bananas as they win. The best part for them is at the end when they get to help push some of the people back to their rooms- not always pretty!! ha ha, but then there is the chance to talk to the ladies a little and it gives both a good feeling. If you are looking for something for your youth to do that is a great place. The older people love to see kids!!!!

Serving together as a family is an incredible way to introduce Humility to your kids - our virtue in Rush Hour this month! Humility is putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Paul wrote in Philippians 2:3 to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”