This past March, I shared a post describing a 14 year-old volunteer from Breathe Respite events held at my church who approached our senior pastor with a fleshed-out proposal for the church to host a luau this summer as an outreach to 50 adults with developmental disabilities living in our community.
The volunteer came to the meeting with a Power Point presentation, detailed timelines of tasks needing to be completed, a leadership team in place and a plan to raise money for the event through solicitation of local merchants and businesses.
One of the observations I made in the original post involved the potential for spiritual growth among kids given the opportunity to serve in such a ministry. This video was presented at our worship services last weekend.
See what I mean!
You can follow the progress of Abby’s team at FBC Luau 2011 on Facebook.