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Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!—John 12:13

For me, service is set apart by the connotation that both those serving and those being served benefit.

Service can be a smile, a favor, a hygiene kit, a hot meal, advice—I feel inclined to serve others because the word itself cannot be defined by one single thing. A simple thank you in another language, or a child showing you their school books and telling you their story—this is their service to you.

Service is sharing Christ’s love through actions. Service is not only visiting the sick or clothing the poor, but also giving them your time.

Working with IOCC affirms my calling to service daily, as our work is rooted in making sure those hot meals are provided and people are cared for and clothed. Through service, we can each find a way to share Christ’s love, peace, and compassion, daily.

This week's staff reflection is written by Mary Catherine Huneycutt, Grants Coordinator for Syria