How do you inspire your child to SERVE others?

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I was reading a Compassion article about a mother in Mexico. Even though she and her husband both worked, they struggled to provide for their family. Every day she felt overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, as she watched her family’s future crumble before her eyes.

She thought she had failed as a mother.

She heard about the Compassion program from a friend and rushed to find out more. She was overwhelmed by the love and care her family received from the local church staff at the Compassion centre. She had never felt so valued. Her children started to attend and eventually, she started helping out there, too. She often sat at the back of the classroom and listened in on the children’s lessons, so she heard about this wonderful God who had provided for her family’s needs. She started reading the Bible and several months later, committed her life to Him.

It was a turning point for her family.

Soon, her husband and children gave their lives to Jesus Christ, too. Life is still difficult for them, but now she has hope for her family. And their future. She has a new confidence in being a mother and a daughter of a Heavenly Father. It was a wonderful story. However when I was reading the article, it was this sentence at the end that really stood out to me:

“With His [God’s] help, Lucia says she wants to raise her children with Godly values and the desire to serve others.

Serve others.


It really made me stop and think. Godly values. For sure.

But serving others?

That is something I don’t think I have ever discussed with my Compassion children before. It is so important that we teach our kids to become givers and not just to take, take, take. I guess I kinda thought it would happen automatically as a result of a strong relationship with the Lord.

But does it?

Is this something you have ever thought about?

Have you ever discussed this with your Compassion children? And if so, how did you do it.

I would really appreciate your thoughts.




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