I often feel limited in how to serve those who are homeless or hungry… and I believe a lot of mommies with small kids feel this way as well.
With young offspring in tow I can manage eye contact and a smile at a man huddled by the library doors. Sometimes I can offer the change in my pocket if I can organize my little people not to run into traffic. On occasion, when I am out and about kidless, I have been known to hand out hot chocolates with my friends.
So I’m doing what I can… but am I doing all I can? Probably not… and I hope to grow in this area to live up to more of my potential.
One way I’m doing this is by walking in The Coldest Night of The Year on February 21, 2015. I have 2 feet, a pair of boots, and warm clothes to wear… I am fully capable of walking with a group of people to raise money for our local New Life Mission.
I took a tour of the New Life Mission last fall and was very impressed by the variety of ways they are able to give a hand up. There is a health clinic and dentist office. They have their own catering company, a room for refurbishing computers and a safe place for people to come in out of the cold. Just to name some of their services. It is a place worth supporting.