Did you know that kindness works? When we are kind to one person, it has a tendency to carry over to another and so on. It has been said that a smile goes a long way. It is the same for an act of kindness.
Our greatest example of kindness is Jesus Christ. Jesus, God’s only son, came to this earth to introduce us to a way of living that was not very popular. Jesus said in John 15:12, “love one another as I have loved you.” In Matthew 22, He said “love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus lived a life of love, care, and sacrifice. We are reminded of how we are to live like him by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:32: “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Here at Campbell Baptist Church, we know that kindness does work. We’ve seen how the effects of kindness can help and encourage others. We take advantage of different opportunities throughout the year to be a blessing to others through acts of kindness. Sometimes it’s in our day-to-day lives and sometimes it’s for an event we are working with.
This year we had the opportunity to partner with the Samaritan’s Purse organization, collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for children around the world. This is a yearly event called: Operation Christmas Child. Each year on the third week of November we are a drop-off location for anyone who would like to participate in getting a gift to a child in a country who cannot afford basic necessities that we take for granted here in America. For more information about how you can participate or help please click this link: Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child works with a non-profit organization called Samaritan’s Purse that continues to make an impact on families across the world through medical supplies, cleanup and aid after natural disasters, and even helps local veterans get the help they need. For more information about how you can help with Samaritan’s Purse, click this link: Samaritan’s Purse.
If you would like to know when our next Kindness Works event is, or how you can help out with Kindness Works, call us or send us an email. And look for us in the future. Who knows- perhaps one day you may just be on the receiving end of a kind work!