We just got back from a Christian Charity Fund fundraiser held at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege. We didn’t really look around the museum, we just ate, talked with some folk and came home. We wouldn’t let the kids run around and play (yes, we’re mean, strict parents). Abbie stated that she didn’t have a very good time at the museum. I explained to her that the purpose of having lunch there wasn’t to have fun but to support the Christian Charity Fund.
The various churches in Phelps County have one of the best cooperative spirits I’ve seen anywhere. Our local ministerial association is comprised of everything from Roman Catholic to Pentecostal and just about everything in between. While recognizing our various denominational and theological distinctives, we also understand that “there is one body and one Spirit…one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6 ESV).
One of the ways the various churches work together is through the Christian Charity Fund. We’ve established a central fund, that our various churches support, which helps people out in times of need. This provides one central location for people to receive financial assistance making it easier for them to receive what they need and also provides financial accountability.
Once Abbie understood the purpose for going, she brightened up and felt much different about the whole experience. Lesson for Papa – next time explain the purpose for something before hand.