Meeting Practical Needs

Posted on by Bonnie Rodriguez

What do you do when you can’t meet with students face-to-face?

You do your best to meet practical needs.

For our YFC team, this has looked like…

  • Passing out over 150 meals twice per week from our City Life locations
  • Planning a “graduation parade” to celebrate seniors who won’t have a graduation ceremony
  • Checking-in on staff who work with incarcerated youth to make sure they are okay as they try to help kids serving time cope with little-to-no schedule and no outside visitors
  • Connecting families with free virtual mental health services
  • Delivering kits with practical school supplies (and a few goodies) so kids can do homework from school
  • Asking principals to arrange for youth to get Internet services or devices so they can do homework
  • Calling kids to check-in on them twice a week and then sometimes – because they ask – turning that into a video chat to help with math homework

While these actions might not align with the work we normally do, we recognize the unique opportunity right now to be the hands and feet of Christ.  Instead of sitting back and throwing up our hands, we seek out moments and needs so we can better love and serve our community.

Moments like this is when God’s Church can shine.  So what can you do today?

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