In the book of John we read the account of Jesus washing the disciples feet. This was an act of humility and an act of kindness. The main purpose of foot-washing is caring for others and doing what Jesus did in displaying a life of service.
“He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.” (John 14:4-5)
Some churches promote this act of humility in order to promote the bond within their congregation. However, this is a practical act of service among the orphans when provided with a new pair of shoes.
When the new shoes arrive we make sure the children have the right fit of shoes, therefore a “foot washing” occurs as we are distributing the new socks and shoes. It doesn’t just hold a spiritual meaning, but also provides for a physical need for these beloved orphans of India and Haiti. We pray that it shows them the love of Jesus.
Would you be willing to participate in this physical and spiritual “foot washing” by providing $50 to pay for a Hope Chest. This is your way of providing a Christmas gift of needed items to the children of India and Haiti. The children will receive a pair of socks and shoes among other much needed items. By funding a $50 Hope Chest, you are building an incredible bond with the orphans in need and showing them an amazing kindness.
If given this opportunity to invest in Hope through Hopegivers, ask yourself this question; “What Would Jesus Do?”