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#MelissasChallenge #OneGoodThing

Melissa lived her life for others, and wanted us to do the same! She issued a challenge to all of us, to do one good thing for someone else, every single day.

We’ve begun the #OneGoodThing Challenge, in her honor. Do something good for someone else, every day, and challenge others to do the same!

On average, it takes 66 days to make a habit. Over the next 66 days, we’re going to challenge you to do one good thing for someone else, every day.

We’ve posted some suggestions and Bible verses for every week to get you thinking—but it’s up to you to figure out how to get it done!

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Galatians 6:9, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

  • Sit down and make a list of things you could do for the ones you love — then make a plan to do one of them!

  • Research the poverty & homelessness statistics in your community, and the organizations that help them.

  • Buy an extra coffee for a coworker.

  • Wash your spouse’s car.

  • Research Compassion International and pray about sponsoring a child.

Hebrews 13:16, “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.”

Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

  • Invite someone over for dinner.

  • Compliment the people working in a restaurant.

  • Ask the Adams County Rescue Mission what they need right now. 717-334-7502

  • Pay it forward in a drive through.

1 Timothy 6:18, “Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

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Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

  • Read an article about how to help those suffering in grief.

  • Pick someone up for church.

  • Do a chore for your spouse, that they usually do.

  • Pick up trash at a park.

  • Check out Thrive Ministries, and pray about how you can help.

2 Corinthians 9:7, “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.

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Romans 12:9-10, “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.  Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

  • Give toward a missions trip or camp sponsorship.

  • Clean our your closet and give what you don’t need to the Adams County Rescue Mission.

  • Pay someone you don’t know well a compliment today!

  • Let someone with less groceries in front of you in the line.

Titus 2:14, “He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

Matthew 23:11, “The greatest among you must be a servant.

  • Take someone’s cart at the grocery store, back up to the front for them.

  • Make a meal or dessert for someone in need.

  • Research how to volunteer at an assisted living facility.

  • Mow a neighbor’s yard or help with storm clean up.

1 Thessalonians 5:15, “See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.

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Acts 20:35, “And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give that to receive.’

  • Ask New Hope Ministries what they need right now. 717-432-2087

  • Send your pastor or mentor a note of encouragement.

  • Put a couple quarters in someone else’s parking meter.

  • Buy someone an ice cream and ask them how they’re really doing.

1 Peter 4:10, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

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Proverbs 22:9, “Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

  • Offer to help someone with a house repair project.

  • Sign up for an extra serving position at church!

  • Hold the door for a few extra people.

  • Look for someone to buy a burger, frosty, or drink for.

Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Romans 12:13, “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

  • Offer to babysit for a friend so they can go out.

  • Stop (if you can safely) and help someone broken down on the side of the road.

  • Bring flowers to someone that might need some encouragement.

  • Give toward a local organization that serves the homeless.

Galatians 6:2, “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

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If you’ve made it this far — GREAT JOB!! You’ve likely created a new habit in your life of looking for ways to show kindness to others. If you feel like you need the challenges, just go back up to week one, and start all over again!

Deuteronomy 15:11, “There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.

  • Give money to someone who know, who really needs it right now.

  • Offer to help someone with putting groceries in the car.

  • Check in with an elderly family member or friend.

  • Give your babysitter/kids’ teacher a small gift.

Philippians 2:4, “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.