I was especially pleased to witness how well all of the helpers from the various volunteer groups were able to work together. People stepped in to lend a hand wherever help was needed, and we were able to serve as many people as possible who came through the center's doors. It seemed as though everyone left their personal agendas and egos outside and truly devoted themselves to servitude, which unified these groups of strangers in a way that some well-established business organizations could only wish they could achieve.
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." (Heb 13:16) It's all too easy for us to get caught up in our never-ending list of things to do that we feel we don't have the time to volunteer. Today served as a great reminder that sacrificing three hours on a weekend can make a significant impact for the less fortunate... and can also be a fun time :) It also makes our prayers that much more meaningful when we think of the homeless and near homeless families in our communities.
Step Forward Day was a lovely way to start out the school year for our club, and I look forward to the future opportunities to serve our community. Below are a few photos from today's activities:  Caitlin, Chelsey, Dr. Williams and Michael loading up delicious pies donated by Bonert's Pies.  Chelsey and Sarah serving the tables during breakfast.