I attended the women’s retreat this weekend and early one morning took a hike on a path that led to a cross. I was accompanied by my good friend Karla Forbes. As we made the trek down the hill, we started talking about ministries. She revealed that she has been a part of the compassion ministry! She expressed her love for people and wanted to help. Although tired from the day, she would go straight from work to church to begin the process of preparing the canned goods, fruits and dry goods to be boxed for the expected group of people in need. “I just can’t help loving on these people,” Karla replied. “They are so grateful for the free food and the opportunities to minister to them are so great.”
She loves to pray with whomever is willing, especially one woman she prays with on a weekly basis! Karla further stated that, “Showing the love of Christ by meeting the needs of these people makes it worthwhile to come every week. I have to constantly remind myself that it’s not about me, even when I’m tired, but it is about serving Christ.” At times there tends to be the language barrier and all she can do is smile and hand them the box of food. But in her heart she prays for each one to be touched by the love of Christ through the people of The Bridge Bible Fellowship.
Like Karla, it is compassion for the lost and needy that compels one to serve faithfully. Won’t you consider serving in this ministry? If this is where you are being called to serve, park the car in the church parking lot at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights and ask Kiko Castro, “How can I serve?” He won’t turn you away!