My grandsons' 'church work'

This article originally appeared on as a “Practice, practice, practice” blog.

One day my two young grandsons were visiting, and I had a church lecture meeting to attend. I had no one to leave the boys with, so the solution was to take them with me. We packed up a good “picnic snack” for them and headed to church. I set up the two boys, ages five and six and a half, in the childcare room with plenty of toys to enjoy along with the snack bag. I was close by in another room.

The meeting went on a bit longer than intended, and my grandsons began to venture out into a patio area and brought the toys along with them. “Time to wrap it up,” I thought. We brought the toys back into the playroom, cleaned up the snack crumbs, and started to head home.

It dawned on me: Church work comes in a variety of forms, all of which benefit the spiritual growth of the community.

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