Monday, May 30, 2011
A Bit About Josiah
Josiah spends every Sunday evening volunteering his time at The Mosaic Centre. The Mosaic Centre is a place for people to go for a hot meal, a conversation, access to the Internet and fellowship.
Our friends Arnie and Rebekah have taken Josiah under their wing and have become mentors to him, and I am so thankful to them for doing this! I love that he has found somewhere to give back. Josiah is very sensitive, has a huge heart and much compassion for others. He is seeing things here that most kids don't see or even know exist. Josiah helps out wherever he can. He helps in the kitchen, he plays games with people, he helps people on the computer.
I believe this experience is shaping Josiah to become an amazing man. A couple of weeks ago, Josiah and Arnie hit the streets looking for children to invite for a Kid's Night, these are some of the kids that they found. He said it was the best night yet and they had so much fun!
"But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish." Psalm 9:18
I have been thinking lately about how blessed we are when we feel so strongly called to do something by God, that we can only obey, and because of that obedience we are abundantly blessed.
This is a prayer for each of my children... that they will find their calling and be blessed for it.
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.