The Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness . . . He will rejoice over you with joyful songs (Zephaniah 3:17).
When we first welcomed a fifteen-year-old Chinese exchange student into our family, we thought it would be for only one year of high school. But years later he’s still part of the family. And we’ve added his younger brother to our growing group. Both young men were quiet and a bit reclusive when they first arrived—adapting to a new culture. But it’s been beautiful to see their hearts open to God’s love and to our own. Their faces now typically display smiles, and laughter effortlessly spills from their lips.
Jesus said that He came not to be served, but to serve. We want to follow His example and be servants, whether it’s within our church, our community, or across the globe. Serving gives us the opportunity to use our gifts to benefit the people around us, and we grow in the process.
If you’re ready to serve, we’re ready to help you find a place to get started!