You’re coming home tonight. We can’t wait to hear about the trip. You’ve been missed!
Here’s a message posted yesterday on Facebook from your youth pastor:
One of the most beautiful things happened today here in Chattanooga. The students saw that most of the children they were serving in the poverty stricken area were constantly talking about how hungry they were as well as some of their parents. On the last day of serving in the community, ALL the students collectively decided that they would give away their lunches to those in need. They gave away 30 lunches to whoever was hungry. They sacrificed their lunch so that someone else could have a good meal. They realized how good they had it and others didn’t and I was blown away by their generosity. They showed the love of Christ in a REAL and PRACTICAL way. A ton of tears fell as the students said goodbye to the children, parents and our students. To say I am proud of them would be a huge understatement.
I hope you’ll remember this – what it feels like to meet others needs, sacrifice for someone else, show Christ’s love in the truest form – by giving.
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me you faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” – James 2:17-18