“Every single time you help somebody stand up, you are helping humanity rise.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
When Life Leadership Members set out to do something, they always deliver with excellence. The Life on Life Initiative is not a fad, nor is it hype; it is truly a movement with long-term sustainability that is only just beginning to change the world. You know a difference is being made when there are so many stories coming in that we can’t possibly feature them all on their own! However, that does not diminish their impact. Today, we would like to combine five Life on Life stories that all took place in 2015.
Calvary Children’s Home
On November 21st, 2015, a group of 20 Life Leadership Member adults and 13 children from Team of Hope served at Calvary Children’s Home in Powder Springs, Georgia.
The children living there needed a lot of support and love. Most of the children had parents who were deceased, in prison, or were living a lifestyle not safe for their children.
These Life Leadership Members helped by painting, sorting food donations and relocating clothing donations to another building. They ended the day by participating in organized games with all of the children.
“I was inspired by learning the history of the founding of Calvary Children’s Home, which started in 1966. I realized that one person can make a difference in the lives of so many when they act on what is in their hearts to do. This is a place where children are able to create a success story for themselves with the help of people who truly care. We all left our time there grateful for being able to serve, and hopeful that we made a positive impact on everyone.” – Judy Henry (Life Leadership Member)
American Diabetes Association Walk for Life
On November 21st, 2015 a Life Leadership team of “Rough Riders” in Houston, Texas braved an incoming cold front, rain and 20 mph winds to walk and serve others during the annual American Diabetes Association Walk for Life.
Diabetes effects almost 25% of adults over 60. There are more deaths from diabetes related illness than breast cancer or aids. Funds are being raised for research and education to help reduce incidences of diabetes.
Life Leadership Members played their part by participating in the 3K walks and the 5K walks while others worked the Red Striders tent (for walkers with diabetes) handing out t-shirts and food to the walkers. Another group served in the VIP tent setting up tables, putting out decorations, hanging signs, moving cases of water and serving food to both sponsors and walkers.
Helping Senior Citizens
On October 17th, 2015, 60 Life Leadership Members from the Kaizen Dynasty/Freedomchasers organization helped senior citizens for their Life on Life Initiative.
Many of the local area seniors pre-booked what they needed done so the volunteers knew exactly what to expect and the supplies that were needed. They arrived with coffee, donuts, smiles and tools and proceeded to paint, rake, install porch lights, install window blinds, clean, move appliances, garden, etc. They did a lot of work to help the seniors in their community.
“There were many happy faces and amazed people that day that told us they didn’t know there were people like us left in the world! We all felt blessed for the experience and look forward to our next Life on Life adventure!” – Harlene Wiseman (Life Leadership Member)
Christmas Caroling in a Retirement Village
Sometimes just a simple idea can make such a difference in the lives of others. On Saturday, December 20th, 2015, around 25 Life Members from Team Transformation went Christmas caroling together at two different retirement villages in Rockford, Illinois for their Life on Life Initiative.
“We had a nice time of visiting with the residents and singing together.” – Kevin Swedberg (Life Leadership Member)
Serving at a Hospice House for Christmas
On December 23rd, 2015, a group of Life Leadership Members in the eastern upper peninsula served at a Hospice House for the Life on Life Initiative.
The Hospice House was in need of supplies so these volunteers decided to organize a Christmas party at the facility and provide a donation as their “gift” to attend the party.
“It feels good to help others in a time of need.” – Tabitha Bergman (Life Leadership Member)
“I felt honored and privileged to be able to help this awesome organization. I watched how they cared for my uncle in such an amazing way during his last few weeks. God bless these people for the comfort they give without asking for anything in return.” – Denny Suggitt (Life Leadership Member)
Whether it was displaying love to children in need or showing compassion to the lonely and sick, the efforts of all involved were not in vain. Life Leadership is so proud of everyone featured in these stories who chose to serve in the Life on Life Initiative. You are truly making a difference!
If you participated in any of these Life on Life events or were inspired by any of these stories, please be sure to leave a comment below.
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