Last Saturday Joe and I had the privilege of helping out with the Soweto Sports day, which is put on by Africa Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Each year they pull together the children from 7 different Child Development Centers and they compete against each other in soccer, volleyball, netball and other relays. The winning CDC gets the Soweto Sports Day Trophy for the year.
This year the day started with light rain (which was ironic since it hadn’t rained in over a month). But that did not put a damper on the kids excitement. The morning started by gathering all the kids and introducing them to those helping out for the day. Then using the Evange-ball the Gospel was presented to the kids. Next, a prayer was offered for the kids and the activities of the day. Then the rules and activities of the day were explained and the competitions began.
The kids played hard and there was lots of cheering and dancing by those not competing. At the end of the day the same CDC that came with the trophy went home with it. No matter if the kids came from the winning CDC or not they all home with full bellies, hands full of goodies, and lots of great memories. I don’t know what situations the kids go home to but I know that they went home after being loved on for a day.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau said “Don't do nothing just because you can't do everything. Do something.”
We can’t solve all the problems in the world, we can’t even solve all the problems in our own lives, but that should not stop us from doing something. It should not stop us from loving and serving those around us. We can’t do everything, we can’t solve all the problems around us, but we can do something. We can love on the kids around us, we can give what we can, and share the love of Christ. We can do something.