Today, a few staff from Open Door Mission were eating lunch at a table in our community dining room. Throughout the kitchen and dining room were many elementary aged children in blue tee shirts. They were wiping tables, helping with food, all kinds of jobs. Three sweet 11 year old girls came to our table and asked if they could join us.
We asked where they were from and they told us Lifegate School. As we sat there, they asked us many questions. ‘Do you work here?’ ‘Do you sleep here?’ ‘What do you like most about your job?’ ‘Do you get to talk to the people here?’ And then they did the most amazing thing; they asked if they could pray for us. We all stopped and bowed our heads while these three beautiful little girls took turns praying for us. They prayed for the mission and asked that Jesus shine His light on everyone here. It was so simple but so powerful, and they were not intimidated at all to just talk to the Lord – in front of strangers. It was the biggest blessing of my day.
Volunteers come in all sizes, large and small. The faith in these three little girls shined brighter today than many adults. It was a reminder to me that God is working in many ways, in many people and in many places – to call us all to Himself. And sometimes He shows up in the most unexpected ways.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Heartland Circle Coordinator