"A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives."
2017 Lifeway Christian Store Unto Him Feature
Since my Sophomore year in high school, I have dreamed of someday being a writer. Of course, part of that dream has included writing a book, and the vision of one day hosting a book signing in my honor at a large local bookstore. But sometimes we don’t dream big enough. Therefore, God has a funny way of taking our shortsighted, mundane dreams, and exceeding them in a big way.
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, our ministry, UNTO HIM, was featured at Lifeway Christian Store, one of the largest and most reputable Christian bookstores in central Indiana. It is the first time that Lifeway has featured a ministry in over 2 years. So, from 10 am on Saturday morning, to 9 pm on Saturday night, hundreds of fellow Christians from miles around got to hear and see what UNTO MINISTRIES is doing to honor God and lift up His Kingdom.
I still haven’t written my first book (yet), but God has somehow humbly allowed me to start a ministry that is making a small difference in our community – and that’s far better! On Saturday, the day at Lifeway wasn’t focused on me, it was focused on our small ministry that is attempting to do big things in our community to serve God’s people and please Him in the process – and that’s far better! Throughout the day yesterday I wasn’t signing books. Instead I was signing up people to join our team by volunteering with us as we attempt to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus – and that’s far better!
Lastly, August 26th I was hoping to secure donations to support our upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, where we hope to more than double the number of people that we served in 2016. But, unexpectedly, the day was centered on securing more people and organizations to serve and support, more than it was centered on securing donations to serve them – and that’s far better!
I’d like to thank Leroy Smith and Jamie Gonzalez for taking time away from their Saturday to help promote what UNTO HIM MINISTRIES is currently doing, and hoping to more of in the future. I would also like to thank Mary, Deborah, Betty Jo, Judy, Jeremy, Rhonda, and Teresa – the wonderful staff at Lifeway Christian Store – for making August 26th such a productive and memorable experience.
No, I didn’t spend the day, Saturday, signing my best seller, shaking hands, and posing for pictures. All I did was spend the entire day talking about honoring God, loving Jesus, and discussing how a small local ministry is trying to do its part to change lives in our community.
And you know what – that’s far better!