In the midst of our ZOE children receiving the love, care, attention, and counseling they need, giving of themselves in service brings about a special kind of healing in their hearts.
We tend to think that NEED = inability to give. But isn’t it in giving when we receive true healing in our hearts?
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.”
The teachers and students at ZOE Learning Center go out once a week to serve the surrounding community. Sometimes it’s doing chores and cleaning for the sick/disabled. Sometimes it’s just spending time with a lonely elderly woman. Whatever the activity is, it opens the door for the students to give. In the midst of their own needs, they can look up and see the needs of those around them.
Last month, teachers and students went to visit Grandma Bua, a 90-year-old Alzheimer’s patient, who’s hard of hearing. The students enthusiastically sang songs and prayed over grandma, bringing joy to her elderly bones. It’s easy to see that these moments fill our children with joy.
Sometimes the greatest joy we receive is bringing joy to others.