There are many people at WordServe who exemplify joyful servants of Jesus. Over the next month, we’re going to highlight just a handful of people who represent WordServe’s mission of “Guiding people to grow as joyful servants of Jesus.”
This week’s joyful servant of Jesus is Rachel Dillon, from WordServe’s Compassion Team. Our Compassion Team is the one that reaches outside our walls to share Jesus’ love with the world through serving the community, both locally and globally.
Rachel runs a growing program called “FaithFULL Kids” that helps kids on free or reduced lunch programs at Huggins Elementary School make sure they have enough to eat when they’re not in school. Imagine what weekends, holidays, and especially summer break might look like for these little ones… with no guarantees for a steady supply of food. Thankfully, Rachel and the FaithFULL Kids servants provide not only food to fill their stomachs, but love and encouragement as well.
Rachel’s heart for children and her desire to take action have propelled FaithFULL kids into a life-changing ministry for both kids and volunteers alike. Rachel truly represents a joyful servant of Jesus who also guides others to grow in their faith and in their service.
We asked Rachel four questions to gain some insight on why she serves:
1. Why do you serve?
I originally started serving because I thought it would be good to help others. I continue to serve because of the indescribable joy it brings to all involved, recipients and servants alike!
2. Why do you serve on the Compassion Team?
I have been blessed by the Grace of God more than I could ever deserve. I serve in the Compassion area because my heart aches for people who struggle. I know that I alone cannot fix or change other people’s circumstances, but I can show someone they are important, loved, and needed. I can be a helping hand to lighten someone else’s load or a glimmer of hope that our current circumstances are only temporary.
3. How do you stay joyful?
How do you not stay joyful in serving? I love meeting new people with new enthusiasm for a cause. I love knowing that what I am doing makes someone’s day brighter and easier. But most importantly, I know serving makes God smile!
4. How do you see lives being made different because of your service?
By serving with my family, I see a difference in my daughters. They look for ways to raise money for different organizations, instead of raising money for toys or treats for themselves. They also take ownership of the projects we serve on and find ways to lead, such as preparing the stations at FaithFULL Kids, getting servants signed in, and inviting their friends to join them. I also see the recipients of FaithFULL Kids’ lives changing because they have shared that receiving the extra food not only helps fill their tummies, but also lets them know others care for them, are praying for them, and want to see them succeed.
Rachel is one of many joyful servants of Jesus at WordServe Church. If you would like to serve with WordServe’s Compassion team, visit wordserve.org/serve and sign up today! If you’re not sure if the Compassion Team is right for you, stay tuned for more to come!!!
Either way, we invite you to come check us out at WordServe Church, where “Life is Different!”