I had the privilege once again of leading worship for our three and four year olds in Tree House Park last weekend. Along with singing, dancing, puppets, learning Bible words and praying, we also collected offering, as we do each week. I reminded the children that the money would be used to help children whose tummies were hungry have food to eat.
One three-year-old girl raised her hand and said, “I know some boys and girls whose tummies aren’t hungry anymore!” I responded by saying, “You do—that’s wonderful. How did they get food to eat?” She replied, “We gave them potatoes!”
Thankfully, I remembered the church had held our potato drop the day before—a day when people could come out and prepare potatoes to be given away to those in need. I asked her if she had helped in the potato drop and she said, “Yes—I washed them!” And she was three years old.
Whatever age your child is, consider scheduling “serving time” on your family calendar. You can find many family opportunities through FaithWorks here at Resurrection. Watch for mission projects through KiDS COR. Look around your neighborhood, community, and school and see who needs an extra hand. Go and serve—and let your child lead the way. Blessings to you!