Each January many people and organizations across the US choose to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service.
Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great…because anyone can serve.”
We value service and see it as part of the discipleship process, giving students the opportunity to consider the needs of others ahead of their own. Therefore, we are offering your YL team, school or community a chance to get in on the action by participating in Young Life Serves Day!
On January 15, 2018, several Young Life teams across the US will join together in locally based service projects to encourage and teach students in the areas of service and generosity and to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This year we have entire regions coming together for a day of service, like the one in the Capital Region last year, to smaller projects that are as simple as a leader getting a few kids together to go pick up trash for a couple hours. We encourage you that any opportunity to serve alongside kids provides a chance to teach them about the humility and servant heart of Jesus who:
“being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death ~ even death on a cross!”
This is an opportunity for us within the mission of Young Life to unite in that vision and to model alongside kids our deep belief in the value of service. Young Life Expeditions has prepared tons of helpful information for teams interested in serving on MLK Day including social media posts, small group questions, and places to ask for donations if you are planning on doing a bigger project. Please reach out to us if there is any way we can help you plan your day of service!