This year on Mother’s Day at SouthCoast we found a single mom of 5 and blessed her with a $200 Publix Gift Card (A grocery store if you aren’t familiar) and a spa day with free babysitting. The awesome people on our team helped make this all happen.
We are a church plant, so last time I checked, we don’t have hundreds of thousands in the bank, we don’t have a lot of wiggle room, but I felt we needed to do something to serve a single mom. We can’t build anyone a new house, we can’t give away a car, but we can do something, we just had to figure out what that was.
I think too many churches wait until they are at a certain point to plant another church, to bless someone, to serve someone, etc. I think we just need to stop waiting for enough money or for the timing to be right and just do it. I think we as humans do the exact same thing. Newsflash, you will never be ready, just do it. Nike had it right the whole time.
I really believe that its more blessed to give than to receive. At SouthCoast one of our core values is, “We believe irrational generosity is the only way to live; sacrificially giving our time, money and resources.” This is at the core of who we are and we are going to do our best to be a blessing to the people in our community and around us even when it doesn’t make sense logically.