At FIA we learned awhile back that its about His kingdom, not ours. One of the ways we live that out is by serving other ministries besides FIA and looking for ways to create strategic partnerships to serve our community.
For some time we have been serving the Daily Bread Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, led by Leila Myers, which goes out on Tuesdays to feed the homeless in Douglasville and show them the love of Jesus Christ. One area of partnership has resulted in the Pantry and FIA providing Daily Bread literally with daily bread along with pastries and desserts from Publix. Each Tuesday morning we visit the Lutheran Church to deliver the blessings and pray up their work before they go out into the woods and other places where our homeless live.
We met Dawn, a young mother of four, with her newest child William, who is either crawling amongst the volunteers putting together the meals or strapped on her in his carrier. Over time we also get to see his smiles, laughs, and delight in every new expression on his beautiful face as he grows in the midst of the Daily Bread servants who come from many different churches in our community. We asked Dawn why she volunteers, having to take care of a new baby and three other children. Her simple, quiet answer, “I enjoy it.”
It would be so easy for Dawn to say that she has a baby and can’t help, yet, she finds a way to serve Daily Bread. And William’s family will share with him a wonderful legacy of what his mother did for Christ, with him there every step of the way.