"We do it to show the love of Jesus," is always my answer when my little ones ask why we go to "the sewing place". And this is the primary reason, of course, why we volunteer to watch the refugee children while their mothers learn to sew. My children enjoy it as a play date and I love catching up with all the ladies.
I'm thankful to be able to have this opportunity to show my children that Jesus is for everyone, and not just those who look and speak like we do. Jesus does love all the little children of the world. These are not people unlike us. Their children prefer the loud toys just like mine do. Their children cry for their mommas too. And their families need income and support like every other family.
Helping, even in a small way, makes me think of what is would it have been like to have been one of the twelve with Jesus. It must have been so exhilarating to be able feed hungry crowds or to witness a hurting soul healed. And this is how it should feel when showing the love of Christ. When you have Jesus you can always help those you encounter.
-written by volunteer Jennifer Taylor