With my children being home-schooled, they do not get much exposure to the "world" and it's sad estate. That being said, they also don't get much opportunity to be a witness to the "lost." We have a tendency to be confined to our little box of home and church. This bothers me as I want to be a soul winner (and yes, I know that I my primary goal is to "win" my children) and to see my children become soul winners. How do we accomplish that in our "limited" exposure?
One way is to find something that puts us in direct contact with people who may be hungry for God. So, my children and I have decided that we need to more diligently pursue a servant's heart. Now we are looking for ideas for being a servant to our community. We will be doing some research over the next few weeks to find something we can each do individually, as well as something we can do as a family. I feel strongly that this will help my children to be more thankful for the blessings they have in their lives and will help develop them into giving and generous people.
Whatever we find to do, we pray God's blessings on the endeavor. We want to help, be a blessing, and walk through any open doors in which we can minister, witness, and win souls who are hungry for more of God. I truly believe we will learn more about ourselves as we grow through servant-hood. My prayer is that my children become less self-involved and more like Jesus. I also pray that we will encounter someone, even if it is ONLY ONE, who wants to know Jesus and get to see them receive the Holy Ghost and become an integral part of the body of Christ, the Church.
Please keep us in your prayers as we start this journey of self-discovery, learning to humble ourselves, and outreach.