Looking for a goal for 2013?
I was taken by the experience of watching each candle ignite one by one during our church’s Christmas Eve candlelight service. It was the perfect visual of one person sharing their faith with another, who then passed it along and shared it with another, and so on.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Surrounded by 5 year olds, it is fitting that my goal for 2013 comes from a children’s song. “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.”
I have a church crush.
I tell friends (incessantly) and strangers alike about how much I love our church, Grace Chapel. God is alive in this church – in the people, in the worship, in the serving, in the ministries. Want to experience it? Come with me anytime. I’ll save you a seat.
Since Grace is a large church, they encourage deeper relationships through Life Communities. We were able to join one for a few years when the boys were younger, but had to stop when their bedtime changed. So when I heard from our Life Community that they wanted to have a Sole Hope shoe cutting party, I was giddy! Not only do I get to see our church family, but we get to put our hands and hearts to use and create shoes for kids in Uganda!
It was at the end of a very long day, but they showed up. They gave of their time. Their energy. Their financial donations so the women who sew the shoes will be fairly compensated. People stayed late just to make sure we had complete pairs!
We made a goal to complete 10 pairs of shoes in the hour. (Everyone needs a goal, right?) But God is good. We completed 15 pairs! Fifteen children will be protected from jiggers. Women will have jobs and an income to feed and care for their families.
All this in about an hour.
Thank you Sole Hope for delivering these shoe pieces to Uganda. It gives me such great joy to know these shoes will protect children and provide jobs.
Thank you friends for your incredible generosity and hard work.
Want to host a Shoe Cutting Party? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can help get your started!