The Rest of the Story

When the famous radio personality Paul Harvey would tell compelling stories about famous people, he would start by saying, “Now for the rest of the story.”

This is a “rest of the story” tale.

For several years, Waterview has sponsored a School Bell program each August. The program provides school supplies and school clothes to families who do not have the money to get their kids started in school. This month, 75 families received this kind of help.

Does it do anything for the kingdom, or is it just a “feel good” program?

Waterview employs a daytime custodian named Sondra. Sondra came to School Bell two years ago with her mother and with her children. She received clothes, backpacks, and pencils and paper.

She got so much more. She started attending the Latino congregation that meets in the Waterview building. She began working here earlier this year. She brings her kids to church and class and is learning.

Last Sunday, Sondra was baptized into Christ. Her first contact was School Bell.

Sometimes we make an excuse for events with the throwaway line, “only God knows the good done.” In Sondra’s case, heaven knows.

And now so do you.

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