Mission Service Activity of the Month

January 2021: Serving the Least of These


January can be a hard winter month for all of us, but if you are a child in crisis, the darkness and the cold can be especially frightening. Plan an ingathering of items to bring comfort to children in your community who are in crisis.  

Contact the local law enforcement, fire department, or children’s social service agency and ask for a list of items to collect that could comfort the children they encounter during these cold winter months. Ask, “Are there any items you cannot accept? Are there age restrictions?”  

Ingathering ideas:

  • Small fleece blankets (these can be tied blankets, no sewing necessary)
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Child-sized stocking caps or winter hats
  • Child-sized gloves or mittens
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Other items suggested by the agency you contacted

Assemble a healthy snack box or basket to deliver to the agency staff members when you deliver the children’s items. Possible items to include:

  • Pre-packaged sweet or salty snacks
  • Fresh or dried fruit
  • Gum
  • Flavor packets for bottled water
  • A note of encouragement and thanks

Gospel Focus

And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me' (Matthew 25:40).

Devotion as You Plan and Prepare:

“You Look Like Your Father” 

Prayer as You Plan and Prepare

Heavenly Father, You have called us to take care of the “least of these”, which includes children who are in need. We know there are many hurting children in our community and we place them in Your loving hands. Please guide and direct our efforts as we gather items to provide comfort. We also lift up those who serve these children. Be with them, providing the strength they need to support these little ones. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about, and share, your mission service activities! Please contact the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here. Thank you!

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