Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
When it is in your power to do it.
What a joy it is to actually see others come and serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in our Shelter. This past month we have been blessed with many volunteers who came to our shelter to bring the love of Christ to our children in need. Time and time again I have heard from the children how they have never had the joy of having a birthday party. I have prayed and prayed about this need and God has answered our prayers. This month some local church members have created a group to come and throw a birthday party for each child on their actual birthday. They have been coming and bringing a party catered to the children’s likes. They bring cake, ice cream, games, devotions and decorations. This opened up the door for me to speak at their church social which brought in even more applications for volunteers!!
Aside from all of that we were blessed to have a church high school group come to our shelter for three days bringing day camp here for our children. They brought games, crafts, blow ups, snow cones, water activities, Bible stories and so much more. On the last day they had one-on-one time with our children, and in this time we had two of our children accept Jesus into their hearts!
It has been an awesome month as we have watched others come alongside of us as we seek to bring Christ into our shelter. It is one thing to have our paid staff here to love on our children, but when other people come simply because of the love in that is in their hearts – it makes such a difference in our children’s lives!!