I am always on the alert for great ideas of things we can do as a family to physically and tangibly reach out to others. When I got an e-mail from Voice of the Martyrs describing their Action Pack ministry - I knew I wanted to try it!
You order a special zipper bag for $7 from VOM, then you fill the bag and return it to them and they deliver it to persecuted believers around the world who are in need of practical items. A detailed list of suggested items is included like soap, t-shirt, sheet, towel, gloves, etc...
We were able to spend nothing on the contents just by looking around our house, and a couple of other sources for free things. So, our donation was in ordering the bags and shipping them back. We showed our girls on a globe where they would be sent and talked about why we were doing it.
If you are looking for a way to bring outreach into your home ~ this was a simple and easy way to do something meaningful together as a family!
I'd love to hear your ideas for other ways to reach out as a family especially with very young children!