“Good morning, Sheanta! What do you have to give thanks for today?”
With great enthusiasm she replies, “Miss Elizabeth, I’m graduating from kindergarten today! Will you come?”
Miss Elizabeth went to that kindergarten graduation and during the introductions, Sheanta introduced her grandmother and then pointed to Miss Elizabeth and proudly proclaimed, “And this is my church family!”
Food, shoes, and belts are some of the basic needs provided for the children of our communities through the C4C (Churches for Children) program and they are greatly needed. However, the most powerful thing in this story is that Miss Elizabeth knew Sheanta and Sheanta knew Miss Elizabeth.
How did these two children of God know one another? Miss Elizabeth took the time to volunteer in the local school through the C4C program. There are so many ways to volunteer and when an adult takes time to go into the schools, some of the results are:
1. It improves the literacy within the child.
2. It provides basic needs (such as food, shoes, etc.)
3. It builds healthy relationships between children and adults.
Why do we do this? Jesus told us to go…in love. We are commanded to love God and to love our neighbors.
Do you want to know more about how to become a part C4C program? Each district has a C4C Coordinator who would be happy to guide you in how to go and share the love of God with the children in your community.