BACKYARD BLESSSINGS PROJECT
We all have something to offer. No matter how little we have, there is someone with a need we can provide. It doesn't necessarily mean a financial need. It could be as simple as preparing a few extra servings at dinner time, once a week or month and taking it to a family whose parents are working overtime to make ends meet. It could be offering to take someone's child to a sports practice that your child also participates in, to free up some time for a mom who just needs a few minutes of rest. Maybe you can volunteer to watch a single parent's little ones once in a while, so they can run errands, kid free. It could be as simple as smiling at someone in the grocery store, or complimenting them on their outfit or hair style.
Another idea would be to start a list on your church bulletin board, matching someone with needs to talents and treasures of others. Ministry opportunities are endless. You don't need to look far to find them.
My prayer and my challenge to you: That you will pray each day for God to guide you in the direction of whom and where He would like you to minister, and that you will continually look for opportunities. If everyone just does one small thing for someone with a need, our communities will grow stronger. Our project will be called, "Back Yard Blessings." I would love to hear from you and learn how you were blessed by blessing others.
"First I saw a man who had no shoes. He certainly had a need. But then I met a man who had no feet."