Handmade Hope

September 14, 2017 • Rev. Mark Sorensen
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After the rains and winds from Hurricane Harvey subsided, there was an immediate need to go out and help in the city. Yet we also recognized that our school kiddos couldn’t get out and work, so we opened the Harvest Worship Center, put out markers, crayons and blank cards and invited our kids to create cards of encouragement that we would hand out to those who found themselves in shelters around the community.

The response was truly remarkable. The Harvest stage was filled with kids coloring for two straight days. As a result, hundreds of people in shelters received these simple but mighty messages of spiritual encouragement. I also used some of the cards you see here as examples in my sermon message on Sunday after Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast. These designs and the messages contained on them were too good not to share with our church! What a blessing this activity brought to us all. Truly, seeing these kids and reading their words, it’s clear why Jesus said that if anyone wants to enter into the Kingdom, they must do it as a child. Children get it!

— Rev. Mark Sorensen, Harvest Lead Pastor


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