Kali Brandon | Director of Local Outreach
“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” (Matthew 6:3)
One of the great things about serving as the Local Outreach Director is the chance to see how giving our church family is. Time after time, event after event, I’m blessed to see people step up and be generous with their time, talents, and treasure. Because of this, we are able to have an eternal impact, both inside and outside of our church walls.
Recently, I was reading through the Sermon on the Mount and came across Matthew 6:3: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” I began to ponder and study what that looks like in our context. I began to think about all the giving that I get to facilitate behind the scenes that no one knows about–the rides that are given to those without reliable transportation; the meals that are prepared for those who are short on food; the Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts that are given in secret so that no attention is given to the giver or the receiver. This is the kind of Church that we are a part of.
I’m sharing some of these stories (covertly of course) to continue to encourage everyone who is serving in the margins. Know that “your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:4). I often wonder how many people our Lord touched, served, and healed that the Gospels don’t share. I’m sure it’s more than we know. During this holiday season, be encouraged, Chapel family, and remember: “it is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35).