Last week some of the staff at the Baptist General Convention of Texas touched the neighborhood where we work. The opportunity came to partner with Roseland Community Center to provide school supplies and backpacks. Under Gerald Davis’ leadership we set up a great block party. What’s better on a hot summer day than hot dogs, hamburgers, and watermelon? Snow cones and popcorn only added to the fun. The bounce house was a huge hit.
What touched me most was seeing the faces of moms and children who received back packs, school supplies and hygiene kits. They were excited about a new school year and grateful to have some help. The word’s of Jesus came to mind, “When you do this for the least of these, you do it for me.”
Another gift given was the Texas Hope 2010 “What’s Missing?” CD. Back packs and school supplies are good but the best gift of all is Jesus. I pray that our Roseland neighbors saw Jesus in us. We are praying that they will find hope in Him.
What are you doing in your neighborhood to put God’s love into action? As we approach the Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering, we’ll be giving to over 90 ministries that give hope to Texans in neighborhoods all over our state. Love is put into action when we do evangelism, minister to human need, encourage new believers, and start new churches. Last Friday I saw Mary Hill Davis dollars put to good use. Thanks, Texas Baptists for helping me love the Roseland community of Dallas. I want to help you love your part of Texas.