Friday, February 22, 2013

Hands and Feet for Jan and Feb

Last year, I started a scrapbook called "Hands and Feet of Jesus".  I am using this to encourage my children (and myself!) to be mindful of making opportunities to help, donate, and do good whenever possible.  I began documenting these activities so that we can celebrate their efforts.  I told the kids that if we can scrapbook their extra curricular activities and sports awards, aren't our just as proud of our good works?

Truthfully, we've been alittle slow on the start since December, but hopefully we will find some substantial activities that we can work on as the year progresses.  Loren knows that I would love to include a Mission Trip some day, or work on a Habitat for Humanity house.  However, these days, with our busy kid-centered lives, it's hard to fit in those large time-committment projects.  Our projects were small these past two months, but we are hopeful that they were a blessing to someone.

  • Babysat 2 little boys for a single mom for 3 days when her sitter was sick, our treat :-) 
  • Submitted food to our local Food Pantry through Camille's class project.
  • Loren and I took our cattle trailer to Sioux Falls to pick up the new chairs for our church, unboxed and unloaded them, and set them up for our Annual Meeting.
  • Donated a carfull of outgrown clothes to Goodwill.
  • The kids collected all the pop tabs off of our pop cans collected to recycle, and are turning them in to Ronald McDonald House.
Bri playing violin for the nursing home residents.
  • Worked a shift at our local Food Pantry.
  • Provided respite for a single foster mom for her two boys for 4 days so she could have a break.
  • Donated all my extra kitchen items/pans to Goodwill.
  • Bri played violin at our area Nursing Home for the residents.
  • Luke, Loren and I worked shifts at last week's basketball tournament to raise money for our Little League baseball League and also for the High School basketball team.
Luke working the concession stand at the Luke Hansen Tournament
Matthew 5:16  "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

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