No matter what we do in life, that fact remains that we will leave a footprint; we will make an impression. Often times, however, we confuse making significant impressions with making sizable impressions and the sheer weight of performing this miraculously epic task keeps us from doing anything at all. The children who attended Grace Kids Camp this year, however, have provided us all with an excellent illustration of how even simple acts can make a huge impact.
The mission focus of Grace Kids Camp 2012 was Hands of Hope. The aspiration was to inspire the whopping 879 children in attendance to look beyond their personal window of wants and needs and begin viewing the wants and needs of children throughout the world; more specifically, those felt by the children currently living in India’s Faith and Deeds Children’s Home.
It was simple. Each day, as they went about their regularly scheduled lessons, the children of Grace Kids Camp were invited to bring in whatever funds they could in order to assist with a new building project Faith in Deeds orphanage is currently undertaking due to safety and other pressing concerns with their current facility.
It was a tiny invitation, a small step, but through that seemingly trivial request, something miraculous happened. In total, the children of Grace Kids Camp raised $6,079.50 enabling Faith in Deeds Children’s Home to purchase 7,152 bricks!
The task was simple. There were no height or age requirements, no spiritual maturity tests to pass. All that was required was a willing heart, standing ready to make significant impression.
“And he said: ‘I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” -Matthew 18:3