May 4th 2012 No comments yet
After being in the church a number of years, the Lord laid it on my heart to see if there was a place for me to mentor young ladies. As the grandmother of three girls in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to have an impact or be a positive influence on other young ladies’ lives.
A few months ago, I started visiting the “HUB” (a.k.a. the Stonebriar Community Church Student Ministries space) on Tuesday evenings. The high school class was impressive with the caliber of professionalism and theology taught. Jason Stevenson and Heather Severding are the two leaders I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. These two reach out to the young people in such a positive way. They are important factors in molding young lives while building character and instilling morality in each individual. These servants of God invest their lives and their hearts in these young men and women.
The young ladies I’ve met have been open and friendly: sharing laughter, tears, and high school life experiences. I have been so impressed with their maturity and love for the Lord.
On April 5, I also volunteered to help make cookies and pack 360 bags of goodies. Stonebriar volunteers took these to the homeless of South Dallas. We also wrote and mailed 300 cards to the widows of Stonebriar. Thousands of Easter eggs were stuffed and taken to Cornerstone Baptist Church in South Dallas on Saturday for an Easter egg hunt as well. It was a special time the day before Easter as some of the Stonebriar church family came together to help our community. We delivered Easter bags to the homeless and partnered with a church from Lewisville and our Cornerstone family to hide 2,000 eggs, serve lots of food, play games, sing songs, and share many hugs and smiles with the families at the Easter egg hunt. That day, our homeless friends, each precious child at the egg hunt, and our widows knew how special they were and that they were not forgotten.
Go and Be is this Saturday, May 5. It will be the next annual churchwide day of service. I have been asked to be the hostess for all the activities that will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room. We will have tables for writing to soldiers, shut-ins, and missionaries. There will also be a table where people will be assembling packets for our ministry with Cornerstone. There are so many fantastic people putting Go and Be together. They are the “doers,” putting their faith into action. There will be so many project opportunities that day. I encourage everyone to participate in these events.
Galatians 5:13 says, “Through love serve one another (NASB).” There is a little song that I love, “Make me a servant, humble and meek. Lord let me lift up those who are weak. And may the prayer of my heart always be: Make me a servant, make me a servant today (Hymn 669, Kelly Willard).”
Sometimes it seems that so little of my time is spent doing the Lord’s work that I have to remember, “little is much when God is in it (Hymn 661, Kittie L. Suffield).” As Christians, we are just to obey and serve Him.
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For more information about how you can get involved with Go and Be this Saturday, May 5, click here or visit us online [keyword: go and be].
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