As a college student, time is a precious resource. When you’re not in class, your day can quickly be consumed by homework, a job, exercise, eating, and (if you’re lucky) getting the highly-recommended-but-ever-so-elusive eight hours of sleep. Oftentimes, as college students, when you manage to carve out some free time, the first thought is what can I do for myself?
But Charissa asked a different question.
In the previous blog, we discovered how to use God's gifts of serving, teaching, and encouraging to share the gospel. But what about the next three gifts—giving, leading, and showing mercy? Those gifts only apply to wealthy, influential people. Right? Well, not quite...
Some days I wonder if I am doing enough with my life to share the gospel.
Are my conversations with my best friend about a new book preparing me to share my faith? Do my weekend plans to walk around Target looking at home decor items measure up to what God is calling me to do? Should I be hanging out with family when there are people around the world who don’t know Jesus?
There are few resources available for children with cognitive and/or learning disabilities on the island of Grenada. That's why the work of our Grenada Program Coordinator, Keisha Phillip, matters so much. Thanks to her commitment to reaching this underserved group, big things are happening.
It was a cool summer afternoon when I first met Laura, Kevin, and Michelle. We sat in a spaced-out circle on Laura’s porch. A gentle breeze carried with it a sprinkling of sawdust from the project site just to my left. “A special construction blessing,” Principal Kevin Festerling said with a smile as he brushed the sawdust off his shirt.
And that’s exactly what this project was—a blessing. A blessing for Laura, Kevin, the students at Kingdom Prep, the volunteers from Kingdom Workers, and an entire neighborhood. And it all began with Laura’s husband Matt.