Blessing Others

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Article by Ross Feller
Former Communications Coordinator

As believers, one thing that God has charged us with is blessing others (Matt 5:16, Philippians 2:3-4). There are many ways to do this, to be living water to those around us. Often the ones that jump to my mind are through my physical blessings, such as by giving money, or time, or skills. But a resident showed a great example of another way to bless others recently. 

"And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Genesis 12:2-3

Dillon has been on our campus for several months and has been receptive to the advice and guidance of his houseparents, teachers and counselors. Some months ago, he shared his testimony of faith to the rest of the children in his house, which was a great step for him! Also, recently he was able to share words of advice and encouragement from the bible with a struggling friend outside of Gateway Woods. How awesome! This young man has taken to heart that he is not blessed with the word just for himself, but to help and encourage others! This is an exciting part of our mission that we do not always get to see, but it is thrilling to know that some of our clients turn around not only their own lives, but also continue on to "bless others!" 

How can you use what God has blessed you with to be a blessing to someone today?

Ross is the former Communications Coordinator at Gateway Woods.