I started serving with Samaritan’s Feet seven years ago with Elevation Church. My best friend came along with me. I’ve continued to serve throughout the years with family and sometimes alone. I serve with Samaritan’s Feet because it’s such a wonderful organization. I grew up living in poverty and even experienced homelessness, living in a shelter in Charlotte. I know what it’s like to not have. There were many people along the way who helped my family.
I'M GLAD ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SAMARITAN'S FEET EXIST.
We get to provide shoes to those in our own backyards who sometimes feel forgotten or unseen. This is truly love in action on such a deeper level.
Serving in July of this year stood out to me the most. I was extremely excited to hear that Samaritan’s Feet was coming to our church in the triad area of N.C. and I would get to have such an amazing and humbling experience. The day before the event, I read John 13:5-20 about Jesus washing His disciples’ feet. I wanted to prepare myself, holistically, for what God was going to do in and through me. Being able to pray over and speak life and blessings over every pair of feet I touched left me so full, but heavy at the same time. The kids were so appreciative for the socks and shoes, something many take for granted. One grandparent cried tears of joy. Another child gave me a huge hug, priceless! I even prayed for a child whose feet I didn’t even touch.
WHEN YOU SERVE, YOU GET TO BE A LIGHT IN A SOMETIMES DARK WORLD.
Often you get more out of it than the people you serve (that shouldn’t be the reason of serving). We get to be love in action. We get to be hope. We get to make a huge difference, in what may seem like a small way. We get to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
I have always wanted to go on a mission trip. In 2019, I made the decision I was going to get my passport and go on a trip in 2020. Two months after I received my passport, the pandemic happens. After a few of the trips were cancelled for various reasons, I’m now signed up for the Dominican Republic trip in December. I’m looking forward to my first time ever leaving the country will be with a group of strangers with a servant’s heart and Samaritan’s Feet!
THANK YOU RACHEL FOR SERVING SO WHOLE-HEARTEDLY. SAMARITAN'S FEET IS SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU!