Love Does Action Challenge Week 1

Show Others You Care

In chapter one of Love Does, Bob Goff tells us about his Young Life leader, Randy.  Randy dropped everything he had going on to accompany Bob to Yosemite.  He didn't try to tell Bob that what he was doing wasn't a good idea.  He simply went with him.  

This week, the challenge is to show someone you care.  Actions speak louder than words and being present with others is so important.  Each challenge has 3 tasks.  Complete one or all of them alone, with your Book Club group, with your friends or family - whoever you are reading along with.  

We want serving others to be contagious.  So, if you are on social media, we invite you to share these images or your own when you complete a task.  Don't forget to add #WHCCSistersLoveDoes to your post.  
Think of someone you know who would benefit from a meal.  Do you know someone with a new baby at home?  Tight finances?  A single mom who works full-time?  As a group or individually, commit to deliver a meal to them in week 1 of your challenge.  
Consider someone in your life that might benefit from having you be a "Randy" in their life.  Mentorship doesn't have to be scary or formal.  It simply means taking someone who is a bit behind you in life and helping to guide them along.  Age doesn't necessarily matter.  Perhaps you know someone experiencing something you have been through already.  You could come along side them and support them.  Think of someone newer in their faith.  How can you help guide them by just meeting for coffee and talking?  Meet for a simple activity like walking on the trail or shopping at a favorite store.  

Remember to be like Randy.  The point is to be with them, to listen to them.  Offer advice if it is requested, but don't fall into the trap of treating someone like a project.  
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’   

Matthew 25:34-40

Consider something you can do to support the family of someone in prison.  Perhaps you can help the family with yard work or fix something around their house.  

Another option is to work directly with a jail or prison ministry.  If you are interested in doing this, Susan Richardson, our women's ministry service leader can help connect you.  

Be sure to grab the Love Does Challenge Flyer in foyer at the church.  
There is a Challenge Checklist on the back so you can keep track of your progress in showing the love of Jesus to others.

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