The homes around our church have a lot of citrus trees. Some have as many as 10-15 trees per home. This is far too many for the average person to harvest and I noticed that much of the fruit was lying on the ground, rotting.
I went around and asked if we could pick the fruit and give what was left over to a local food bank. The owners were ecstatic. So one afternoon we headed over to as many homes as we could and picked fruit. We had so many oranges we almost filled my truck. As we left each home we gave the owners information about our church and a “Joy Sheet”. The Joy Sheet was just a paper that tells them why they can have joy today. Jesus loves them, He has a plan for their life, God's promises are trustworthy, etc…
Todd Miller, Director of Student Ministries, First Southern Baptist Church of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.