Little Things that Make all the Difference

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. A kind word. A simple smile. A Thanksgiving dinner.

During the weeks leading up to October 8, our junior highs were busy at work gathering food supplies for our hamper initiative. Canned veggies, potatoes, gravy and all the other elements of a good dinner began to start coming in. Pies, showed up hand delivered from a bakery owned by one of our own Crossroads family members in Lacombe. Our meat was picked up and delivered fresh. Things seemed to just come together! (And we couldn’t have done that without you, so thank you!)

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Students were involved with the gathering of the food, they packed the food into hampers and then, they prayed for the families that would receive these packages. It’s a beautiful thing to see the hearts of young people reaching out to strangers in their worlds. Through their prayers you could hear their compassion for others in our community. They didn’t have an “us versus them” mentality of helping others. Their actions were heartfelt. These hampers were an expression of love and care for people in our own backyards. IMG_0350

The student’s hearts were in an incredible place as they took the work of their hands and placed it before our Father. The thing that impressed me the most about the entire evening was these kid’s prayers. They get it. No matter what we do for God, it’s rather meaningless when we don’t do it with God.  Alone, we can feed families in our neighborhoods. With God, the possibilities that can come from one random act of kindness are immeasurable.

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