I’m proud of our small church family. We’re not very big in number, but we care about people. And, we don’t just say that we love people, we actually demonstrate our love for people.
The most recent demonstration occurred in the last few weeks. Our family and some friends have been spending time in a government assisted housing development. Several families who live in that development have kids – nine children in all. We asked if we could do an “angel tree” for the kids.
If you’re not familiar with an “angel tree” its where you put the name of a child and a gift on a cutout of an angel. You ask people to take an angel and to buy that gift for the child. We made an angel tree for the nine children with two or three gifts for each child – more than twenty gifts total.
This week our little church family (around 60 at most including kids) purchased all of the gifts for these children. We’re so excited to be able to give a little to these families. And, we’re even more excited that we actually KNOW the families that we’re serving and that we will continue to have opportunities to interact with them.