Christmas: His Zeal in Our Kids’ Hearts & Family Fun Friday Link Up

Lisa Cherry —  December 21, 2012

Op 350 Hannah IMG_2079By Lisa Cherry

Some have asked me how we have instilled a passion for ministry in the heart of our kids. I think one of the greatest answers lies in what we did last weekend.

Our annual family and church tradition: Spirit of Love Operation 350

14 years.
350 boxes each filled with 65 pounds of food.
1000 toys per year.
Prayer stations.

It was at this event last year that Matthew, at age 12, got to lead his first person to Jesus.Op 330 Micah Evan DSC_0394

It was at this event that many of our children have witnessed the incredible value of a five dollar toy to a mother whose Christmas tree would be bare.

Pulling our children out of their comfort zone, giving them an opportunity to serve, challenging them with hard physical labor, and then stretching them to the front line of evangelistic ministry ... I'm so grateful the Lord has deposited His zeal in our kids’ hearts.

Op 350 Jaylynn DSC_0370How about your family? In a world where materialistic desires tempt us into selfishness and isolation have you tapped into God’s kingdom of giving?

It's not too late even this year! Pray and ask the Lord how you could sow seeds of love in mysterious places that only He can see the need.

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We're ready for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  It’s our last one for 2012.  We'll be back with another link up on Friday, January 4.

Since we spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

Op 350 Hannah 2  IMG_2002My daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this. 

So link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.