Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | August 16, 2013

Kingsland Kids Care

I often tell kids at Kingsland that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference in the world. You just have to care and then do something to help others. And that is exactly what so many of our kids have learned to do. We take seriously the part of our purpose statement that says we are committed to equipping the next generation one home at a time. We want to raise a generation of kids who love God and love people — who understand the importance of not merely looking out for their own personal interests, but for the interests of others as well.

Kids Hygiene Boys
On the night before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. preached a sermon in which he challenged his audience to “develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness” — like that demonstrated by the Good Samaritan. King said, “The Levite asked, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But the Good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’ That’s the question before you tonight.” And that’s the kind of question that we want to teach our kids to ask. We want for them to develop a dangerous unselfishness.

Kids Hygiene Girl
Earlier this week a group of Kingsland kids met at the church to assemble hygiene bags to distribute at the monthly medical clinic for the homeless that we host at Kingsland. I loved the energy in the room. I had the privilege of sharing why we are helping the homeless, how many homeless people live in our area, and the importance of demonstrating God’s love to them in a practical way. And then the kids put together the kits that will be such a blessing to the homeless in Katy. I especially liked that they each wrote personal notes of encouragement to include in the hygiene kits.

Kids Hygiene Group
This morning, I met with a few of the kids to hand the hygiene kits off to Houston Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team and the medical staff at the mobile clinic. Our group also provided breakfast goodies for the homeless. I really appreciate my friend Officer Giraldo and his team for taking time to talk to our kids about what they do and to personally thank them for their kindness. We made some good memories this morning that I pray will continue to inspire our kids to continue to go beyond by caring for others.

Kids Hyiene Bags


Responses

  1. I’m so glad that the kids not only stuffed the bags, but also got to see where they were going. It’s great for them to make that connection. It will create a stronger and more memorable message for them to keep serving!

  2. Nothing teaches like hands-on experience. These kids will remember this. The seeds of caring have been planted. God bless this work.

    • Absolutely right, Lannie. These kids will remember these opportunities to show kindness and love to people in need. That is pretty cool stuff!

  3. It is so wonderful to see these kids living out the love of Christ in such an effective way. What a great understanding they will have of what it is to be a good Samaritan. God Bless you all down there in Katy!

    • Thanks, Chad. And thanks for your good work with the homeless in Idaho.

  4. HELLO IM OFFICER THERAGOOD WITH THE HPD HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM AND ALSO THE OFFICER IN THE PICTURE..JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I HAD A GREAT TIME WITH YOU GUYS AND WHAT YOU ALL HAVE GOING WITH THE KIDS IS TRULY A BLESSING. ANYTIME U NEED MY HELP FOR ANYTHING PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL..THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

    • Hi Officer Theragood,

      It was a pleasure to meet you at the clinic. We appreciate the great work that the HPD Homeless Outreach Team does to help the homeless in our community. Thank you all for your compassionate work. Hope to see you again soon.

      Blessings,
      Omar~


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