Love in the Neighborhood

January 27, 2021

The pandemic has been challenging for so many people, but there are seeds of love and generosity that have sprung up in neighborhoods throughout the country. When everyone was ordered to stay at home, many neighborhoods experienced people slowing down their pace of life to visit with their neighbors and get to know them. Kathleen experienced this in her neighborhood.

She shares, “More of our neighbors began meeting each other while walking their dogs or just getting out for exercise. We got to know each other better during this difficult time.”

This opened the door for Kathleen to invite neighbors to her House Church. She began looking for other ways to be a blessing in her neighborhood. One day before Christmas while walking her dog and fellowshipping with one of her neighbors, who attends her House Church, they noticed a group of kids playing nearby.

Kathleen asked them, “Is there any type of game you all would like for Christmas that you could play with outside?”

“We would love a long jump rope,” they responded.

We ended up buying two 16-foot jump ropes and four individual jump ropes and delivered them to one set of parents for them to keep. The kids were so happy!

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