500 backpacks, 1500 school supply kits, 1500 school uniforms, 150 volunteers and about 2000 people. Last spring, under the leadership of the Project Unite team of Tarrant NET, children from 24 schools in the southeast area of Tarrant county were offered free school supplies and uniforms. Cards were sent home with the kids asking parents what their needs were and on those cards that flooded back into the office, they let us know. Great needs. Great opportunities. Today was the second Back to School Extravaganza.
I was able to go for most of the morning and just like any other time I experience one of these events put on by multiple churches of different races and denominations, I left inspired and amazed by the body of Christ. I think when God's work is carried out this way, there is always a little something extra I experience. I can hope that it is the blessing of unity that Jesus talks about in John chapter 17. With wide eyes, I watched most of the morning through my camera and what I saw were sweet children, grateful families and the body of Christ at its best. I think they experienced a little something "extra" too.