Monday, June 2, 2014

pack it up!

"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life." 1 Timothy  6:18-19

One of the most powerful lessons taught this year happened the last day of school. Our entire fifth grade class partnered with the "Stop Hunger Now" organization. Students were given key facts concerning worldwide hunger, trained how to properly pack a nutritious meal and then given the opportunity to be actual hands-on volunteers.   In just under one hour 10,000 individual meals were packed for people facing hunger.  It is one of the best lesson i've witnessed at school... compassion and doing good for others.

When you add up the people affected in this program, the givers and the receivers, the blessings multiply exponentially.   What an awesome way to end the school year and to start summer.  May our hunger for God outpace the physical hunger in this world.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day.  When we pack up and leave school for the summer, let us continue to pray for each other... may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God the Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage our hearts and strengthen us in every good deed and word.

have a good-filled day!

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