50 Weeks of Giving Back

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50 Weeks of Giving Back

 

From Cay Greer:

When the partners and managers at BCS decided to celebrate their firm’s 50th anniversary with 50 Weeks of Giving, I was excited because family members are usually encouraged to be a part of their activities also.

I have already been through my family’s coats, blankets and our non perishable food items. It felt great being able to share what God has so richly blessed us with, but I felt like I still could contribute more.

I joined the Coalition for Kids Board of Directors last year and have since been attending monthly board meetings.  As a first year Board Member I was asked to visit one of the after school programs to experience what the Coalition for Kids is all about. I had my first opportunity two weeks ago with the after school tutoring program at the Coalition for Kids main location called the “Rock” and cannot express how blessed I was that night helping tutor the children. I helped a little girl and a little boy. They both stole my heart when they both wanted me to help them at the same time. One wanted to read to me and the other one wanted me to quiz her for a spelling test. I have found my place where I can give more. Like the employees of BCS I have decided to give back to our community by committing one day a week to the tutoring program at the Coalition for Kids.

Travis McMurray gave the devotion at First Christian Church Sunday. He challenged us to think about the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. He pointed out that the Rich Man did not physically harm Lazarus, he just ignored him. The Rich Man just lived his life without a care for the less fortunate. And we all know where the Rich Man ended up. Living in America almost all of us are rich compared to the rest of the world. This is a wakeup call for all of us to reach out to those in need around us. We all have opportunities to make a difference for those God has placed in our path of life. My prayer is that I will not be like the Rich Man and be so self absorbed that I am indifferent as the Rich Man was to those around me.

I am so thankful my husband, Tommy, works with a wonderful group of people who care about their community and especially for those less fortunate. In today’s secular world it is so refreshing to see a corporate group come together as one to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Flynn says:

    Reading your thoughts about your experience at Coalition For Kids and hearing about your desire to be mistaken for the hands and feet of Jesus warms my soul! BCS is truly taking a great step and you better believe it will bless the working environment in such a wonderful way!

    “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
    Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men.”
    -Phil 2:4-7

    (This is what I see happening!)

  2. LeAnne says:

    Cay,
    You are an inspiration!