What is Mission Work?
For us (#Gorgeous2God) mission work is when you help make a difference in someone’s life. It means that you don’t necessarily have to travel the world to put a smile on someone’s face. If you do happen to have the opportunity to go to various countries as a ‘missionary,’ do it! But don’t sit around until that opportunity comes along, do something about it now!
Here are some ideas for what you can do.
- DONATE CLOTHES: Go through your wardrobe and get everything that you haven’t worn in the last 6-12 months, wash and take to your nearest charity bin or charity store.
- BABYSIT A SIBLING: Give your parent/s a break by offering to babysit (for free!) at least once a week. This is a great time to bond with your little brother or sister. Try to do activities together besides watching TV.
- FILL A JAR WITH MONEY: For the next 3 months put your spare change into a jar for a worthy cause; such as a favorite charity that you and your family would like to help. When the jar is full, take it to the bank to change into notes and donate it to your charity. Just think of all the people you will be helping!
- BRING JOY TO THE ELDERLY: Sometimes the elderly feel neglected and unloved. This is your chance to help make them feel loved and special. Talk to the youth pastor or youth director from your church and share your idea about visiting a local nursing home one Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. Alternatively, talk to your parents and together you can visit these beautiful people and help make a difference. A song and a smile fill their hearts with joy. It’s also nice to take a little gift.
There are more ‘missionary’ type things that you can do. Think of something with family or friends and church leaders. Be unique. Help make a difference. Share Jesus through your smile.
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