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 Global Youth Day – March 16, 2013

 "He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart … and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” (Luke 10:27, 28, NIV)

 

Suggested “Acts of Kindness”

 

Each church should focus on creating a GYD campaign that will inspire daily acts of kindness throughout the entire church. The goal is to integrate daily acts of kindness into our lifestyles, both as individuals and as a church.

Visit the Homeless

·         Pack toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, snacks, gloves and warm socks, literature (books, magazines, etc.) and hand them out to the homeless in your church community.

·         Prepare healthy snack bags (sandwiches, fruits, water, drinks, etc.)

·         Donate new or good used clothing

·         Give literature (check with your Personal Ministries Department ahead of time)

For Sick / Shut-ins / Persons in need of assistance

·         Prepare food baskets

·         Share literature (The Great Controversy, Steps to Christ, Desire of Ages, magazines, etc.)

At the Orphanage

·         Share Bible stories

·         Hand out toys (toys must be new or in very good, usable condition)

·         Clothing (clothes must be new or in very good, usable condition)

·         Share songs (sing-alongs)

·         Give age appropriate books

Visit a Nursing Home

·         Arrange to play an instrument or sing at a nursing home in your area.

·         Help with crafts.

·         Help serving meals.

·         Pray for someone.

·         Take flowers for the ladies.

Call or Visit Someone Who is Sick

·         Call and ask how they are.

·         Surprise them with a visit and bring flowers or a card.

·         Bring a meal over.

Using Technology

·         Post on Facebook the Act or Acts of Kindness you’ve done during the GYD.

·         Post on Twitter the Act or Acts of Kindness you’ve participated in during the GYD.

 

Acts of Appreciation

·         Thank-you baskets or other acts of appreciation to the police and/or fire departments of your city/town

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