By Penny A. Zeller
Serving others is a crucial a part of the Christian lifestyles. repeatedly Christ verified the significance of placing others first and giving what we will to assist these much less lucky.
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Lev. 19:32 4. Buy a Week’s Worth of Meals Hundreds of families across the country can’t afford even the most basic needs—especially food. A good exercise to teach your children about helping others is to buy groceries for a family. Call your local Salvation Army or food bank, and find out the food needs of a family in your area. When our family embarked on this project, we asked for a family who had the same family makeup as ours (although this is not necessary)—a family with two girls, a mother, and a father.
Discuss this verse with your children and how it applies to their lives, serving others, and living the life God designed for them. You may also wish to have your children memorize the verse. By doing so, they’ll be able to more readily call upon the Word of the Lord throughout their lives. During each of these projects, may you and those you involve in each activity “serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men” (Eph. 6:7). 1. Design a Bring-It-Back Box Sometimes we take family vacations for granted.
Your family can also opt to send a card for no special reason. In these days of e-mail and electronic communication, a card sent through the post office can be especially meaningful. For your humorous friends, send a birthday card—even if it’s not the recipient’s birthday. This is sure to draw a laugh. A way to make your card ministry more meaningful for you and for others is to send a homemade card. Homemade cards are fun for children to design, and others see the heartfelt effort behind it. Here are some suggestions for ways to make homemade cards: • Gather construction paper or card stock to use for the cards.
77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference. Ideas and Activities for Serving Others by Penny A. Zeller