It is said that, “A change is as good as a rest.” If that resonates with you, and you are hankering to serve ‘out there’ again - short term - would you pray about giving your vacation as an offering? There are YWAM associates who head up ministries that would love to offer you a Service Opportunity (ServOpp).
Here’s an established 10 year-old ministry that’s headed up by Jack & Cherie Minton, formerly leaders with YWAM’s Mercy Ships. Hope Force goes to the tough places: New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake (still there!) and New York’s 2012 Hurricane Sandy.
If you’re physically not able to handle the tough stuff, often just a compassionate ear will do as much - there’s a serving opportuinity for everyone.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine you did for me. Matthew 25: 35-36, 40
From mid-June to the end of August, Gleanings, which is located in central California, is flat-out processing fruit and vegetables for distribution to those in need all over the world. Volunteer teams enhance their fulltime staff so as to accomplish this! Could you pull together a team from your church or youth group?Click here for information about opportunities to serve.