If you’re a college student on summer break, I have a challenge for you: I dare you to help with Kids Week at Mercy Hill.
Every summer, Mercy Hill puts on a week of fun activities that point children to Jesus. This year, the theme is “Superheroes Return,” and I’m sure you’d be perfect to help out. Do you know why? Because there’s no better time in your life for you to help with this. You have the energy, you have the time (what with your summer break and all), and you have ability to connect with the kids in a way that others who have a little bit more of life seasoning just can’t. You have the opportunity to be instrumental in a child knowing Jesus and loving him deeper.
Most of us can think back to that person who made a difference in our lives. Why do you think they had such an impact? Because those people were present in your lives, and they cared for your well-being. And if you can’t think of anyone who may have had such an impact on you, then you probably have felt their absence in your life—which is another reason you should volunteer for Kids Week. You can be for others what you may have missed.
You probably have questions. So maybe this can help you out.
“What would I do?”
You can help out as a group leader, someone who will, with another leader, spend the day with a group of 10-15 children. Or you can be responsible for crafts, snack, or helping with game stations.
“When is Kids Week?”
Kids Week is Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th from 9:00am to 12:00 pm at all four campuses of Mercy Hill in Greensboro, NC.
“Can I actually make a difference?”
Yes. You could change the trajectory of a young kid’s life. When I participated last summer, I wasn’t so sure I’d be able to make a difference. I volunteered as a worship leader (Don’t worry, I wasn’t singing. It was much more like dancing.), and it was super fun. One of the issues the Kids Team had known for a while was getting the young boys to participate during worship. And at first, they just stood there. But I was determined to display to those boys what worship from a young man could look like. And by the end of the week, I saw those same boys who were hesitant in participating in worship dancing away and having fun.
By being a presence in a little kid’s life for the week, you could help start in them something that could last for all eternity. Furthermore, not only will you impact a child, that child may very well leave a mark on you.
You can sign up to volunteer at Kids Week and get all the details by clicking here!
-Neeko Williams (MH College Team)