Today was our Small Groups turn to work in the church's food pantry. The boys went with me and a few others to help out. I had never worked in there before and did not know what to expect. We were shown what we all needed to do and then we got to work. The boys flattened food boxes, carried them to the dumpster, taped up new boxes to hold the food, help stock shelves and babysat a 2 year old on the playground. Zac also helped load boxes (really heavy boxes!) into the families cars.
The regular pantry workers mentioned that they had not seen such young kids be so truly helpful. They really worked hard for 2 straight hours. And they did not complain. Not even once. What great kids!
They had fun. They served our community. They served God. And they want to do it again.
Now what I want to know, is how do I get them to be as excited about helping out at home???
6 months ago