SERVING PEOPLE IS A PRIVILEGE.


We asked some of our friends to share their thoughts on what "serving people is a privilege" means to them. This is what they said.


"Serving people is a privilege because it gets you out of yourself. You can use who you are, the talents that you have to make somebody's life better. Anybody can serve someone else. When we feel discouraged with our lives, the best thing we can do is go help somebody who has more need, or even doing something as simple as smiling when you don't feel like it. It shows you care. Serving can also help you find a sense of purpose in your life." - Karen Schmidt

"Serving people is a privilege because it gets you out of yourself. You can use who you are, the talents that you have to make somebody's life better. Anybody can serve someone else. When we feel discouraged with our lives, the best thing we can do is go help somebody who has more need, or even doing something as simple as smiling when you don't feel like it. It shows you care. Serving can also help you find a sense of purpose in your life."

- Karen Schmidt

"Early in our Christian walk we became friends with Coach Brian McNeely. This friendship captured our hearts and Brian’s vision inspired us to serve as Christ would serve in our local community. Whether we’re distributing Bibles, praying for athletes on the sidelines or preparing meals for the hungry, as volunteers we know that God is working through us. We were born again to serve Jesus." - Alice & Don Thompson

"Early in our Christian walk we became friends with Coach Brian McNeely. This friendship captured our hearts and Brian’s vision inspired us to serve as Christ would serve in our local community. Whether we’re distributing Bibles, praying for athletes on the sidelines or preparing meals for the hungry, as volunteers we know that God is working through us. We were born again to serve Jesus."

- Alice & Don Thompson

"All of us are given resources - time, talents, money, health, food, etc. - that we do not earn based fully from our own efforts. These are gifts to us. Using those resources to serve others is a way to express gratitude for these gifts and to pass them along to someone else. I appreciate that GRI lives this out every day and have been glad to partner with them to serve many who are in most desperate need." - Doug Caldwell

"All of us are given resources - time, talents, money, health, food, etc. - that we do not earn based fully from our own efforts. These are gifts to us. Using those resources to serve others is a way to express gratitude for these gifts and to pass them along to someone else. I appreciate that GRI lives this out every day and have been glad to partner with them to serve many who are in most desperate need."

- Doug Caldwell

"It is amazing to us that true happiness comes from helping others, not serving ourselves.  God doesn't even ask us to do His great work without the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our acts of service.  God doesn't need our skills, just our obedience. And the most amazing part of all is that God will reward us when we watch Him do all the work through us.  God is good and serving His people is a privilege for the willing and undeserving." - Laura Eggers

"It is amazing to us that true happiness comes from helping others, not serving ourselves.  God doesn't even ask us to do His great work without the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our acts of service.  God doesn't need our skills, just our obedience. And the most amazing part of all is that God will reward us when we watch Him do all the work through us.  God is good and serving His people is a privilege for the willing and undeserving."

- Laura Eggers

"I’m always amazed that God would choose to use me in the work He’s doing. I might in some small way be how He plans to answer someone’s prayer. It’s a privilege, an honor even, to get invited into someone’s life by the God who created them, whether on the other side of the world or mile from my house. It's an overwhelming, humbling, exhilarating privilege, to be a part of how our God cares for His creation." - Kelly Jo Wykes

"I’m always amazed that God would choose to use me in the work He’s doing. I might in some small way be how He plans to answer someone’s prayer. It’s a privilege, an honor even, to get invited into someone’s life by the God who created them, whether on the other side of the world or mile from my house. It's an overwhelming, humbling, exhilarating privilege, to be a part of how our God cares for His creation."

- Kelly Jo Wykes