On Saturday, December 4, 2010, Children's Hunger Fund will host our annual Toy Wrap volunteer event. Since 1991, CHF has given hundreds of thousands of toys to needy children across America and around the world. When you give a child a toy, you are also giving away hope and love this holiday season.
James 1:27 talks about pure religion in the eyes of the Father, which is that which takes care of widows and orphans and avoids the ways of this world. For over 5 years now, my family and I have been involved in helping this wonderful organization wrap over 20,000 toys for children in need. What a privilege it is to help such a worthy organization make a difference in people’s lives. There are so many people, churches, businesses and organizations that make such a difference through serving and giving. As a matter of fact, my co-leader in our men’s ministry (Jimmy) ended up leaving his job in place of this ministry. He found his vocation and trusting in the Lord and his family to believe in his call to make a difference in people’s lives. Jimmy has been my “Barnabus” and my encourager in ministry and in serving others – Thanks Jimmy!
My family and I have also taken another step in serving and giving. Each year we pray and ask our church for a family in need. We buy presents (gift cards, toys and groceries) and we give to the family. We try and teach our son and daughters the value of giving. There is a Christian movie that drives home this great responsibility that we have as Disciples of Christ. The movie is called, The Ultimate Gift. If you have not seen it, then I highly recommend that you rent it for this holiday season and ask God what you, your family and your church can do to make a difference.
How do you serve and give your time?
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