LETTER FROM ROBERT
Families Serving Together
I am writing this note on Wednesday because we leave early tomorrow morning for Kenya. I am excited that three families from DCPC have a parent/child combo going on this trip. What a great opportunity for them to grow in their relationship and in their faith as they serve God together. I am grateful for the times when I have been able to do that with my own children. One of my goals as the Associate Pastor for Missions is to give families opportunity to serve together. I promise you, if you take advantage of such an opportunity, you will be glad you did.
In my Families in Mission Pilot Program which will start this fall, I hope to invite families to ask some important questions of one another. How do we show compassion to others in the world? What do we see around us that doesn’t seem like it is in line with God’s purpose and will for creation? What gifts do we have that could make a difference in someone else’s life? The questions begin a conversation that will hopefully lead to open eyes, hearts, and hands as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
There are already great opportunities to serve with partners like Habitat, Loaves and Fishes, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Angels and Sparrows, Room in the Inn, and others. But you can (and many have) create your own opportunities to serve others. Any time you work together to bring a little more light into someone’s life you are serving them and serving God.
Jesus showed us what it means to love and serve others. It is up to us to follow his lead and help our children find opportunities to love and serve. Families serving together create great memories, great conversations, and great growth in faith, maturity, responsibility, and more. I would love to talk with you more about this. More to come in August after we return from visiting our partners at Sigona Presbyterian Church and Academy in Kikuyu, Kenya!
To God be the Glory!