Every human being has a basic need to CONTRIBUTE. Some of you may know this already, well others might not be so sure. However, isn’t it true that to be the GREATEST you must find a way to SERVE. Jesus said, “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be serve, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28)
These next few moments you have a chance to find a way to CONTRIBUTE. There is a great needs in the community. There are elderly people that are not able to get out of their home to get groceries, who need drivers to get them to medical appointments and who need handymen and women to help them maintain their home. Do you want to be GREAT today and serve someone in need?
Great River Faith in Action has a list of needs that you can help with.
1) Pray! Pray for wisdom, protection and guidance for us-the staff, volunteers, operations, finances, the board.
$100/mo will cover the phone bill
$1000 will cover the cost to coordinate 100 rides
$1250 will pay the commercial/liability insurance for the year
$500 will cover software needed to help them operate more efficiently and effective
3) Other Needs:
–A Truck to help with service projects
– A laptop for the volunteer coordinator
– To work alongside the business community with client needs such as car repairs, job searches and fiscal literacy.
– Support teams to come around individuals and families with high needs…mobilize your small group from church to respond to the needs of family with a sick child…mobilize your employees to join a support team to help an older person who needs rides, help with chores or homemaking, organizing bills and prayer.
You see there are many ways for you to serve and impact the lives of those in need right in your community. Be GREAT for someone today! For more information or to make a contribution visit: http://www.fia-sc.org/index.htm or call 763-263-4277.
Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate in Isanti, Anoka, Sherburne and Wright County. He is a speaker and co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up…Live the Life You Love: Your Wake Up Moments (available soon). Carstensen is also a personal development mentor with Success University…where he helps people discover how to be more successful in business, life and health.