A Fun Way to Serve Others

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by Alicia Bruxvoort

One of my family's favorite ways to highlight the Gospel during Christmas break emerged from a long-standing tradition of hosting birthday parties for Jesus. When the cake and confetti eventually lost their luster, we opted for a more creative celebration.

Inspired by Isaiah 52:7, we developed the "foot party." The details change year to year, but the concept remains the same. We organize fun activities that involve our feet, and then we use our feet to creatively spread the Good News.

Last year, my daughter and her friends enjoyed a home spa complete with crazy pedicures and washable foot tattoos. Then, they put their feet to work at a local nursing home, delivering small bags of Christmas goodies to the residents.

Likewise, my son invited his buddies to participate in a basement obstacle course demanding quick footwork. After some rowdy competition, the boys set their feet to walking the neighborhood, collecting items for our local food pantry. 


This article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Thriving Family magazine and was titled "Put Feet to Their Faith." Copyright © 2011 by Alicia Bruxvoort. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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