Do something for someone they cannot do for themselves (aka "Pay it Forward") as a means to build bridges between our church, our faith and our community.
We picked a single mom of 3 kids. Iranian boyfriend fighting for refugee status. We patched and painted, we cleaned, we repaired, we organized, we decluttered, we replaced, we built, we entertained the kids, we spent allocated money for all of the above. She was grateful.
We showed her love. Even if nothing changes in her, something has changed in me.
I learned that love is not about merit.