By Penny A. Zeller
Serving others is a crucial a part of the Christian lifestyles. repeatedly Christ validated the significance of placing others first and giving what we will to assist these much less lucky.
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Surviving with a Survival Kit 20. Become a Taxi Service 21. Remember Those in Distant Places 22. Purchase Diapers 23. Purchase Small Gifts 24. File Adoption Papers 25. Assist with Vehicle Maintenance 26. Remember Your Sisters and Brothers in Christ 27. Offer to Assist with Clutter Control 28. Support a Worthy Cause 29. Listen 30. Help with Heating Bills 31. Found a Lending Library 32. Visit a Homeless Shelter 33. Send Flowers 34. Give a Bible 35. Pound the Pavement 36. Become a Fundraiser Organizer 37.
Create a Bike Ministry 65. Extend an Invitation 66. Make Meals 67. Provide Daily Inspiration and Encouragement 68. Host a Party 69. Make a Run for It 70. Be a Job Scout 71. Provide Gift Packs 72. Furnish Winter Clothing 73. Host a Block Party 74. Make Your Voice Count 75. Share a Story 76. Make It a Birthday to Remember 77. Perform a Random Act of Kindness Templates Notes Introduction A little girl knelt at the edge of her bed and prayed for each member of her family. She then asked God to heal the owie she received while riding her bike.
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77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference. Ideas and Activities for Serving Others by Penny A. Zeller