By David Dawson
In some cases, in fact, the impact literally lasts for eternity.
Since its inception, the ministry — which provides backpacks filled with toys, clothes and other items to children in low-income families — has served as a gateway for children to come to know the Lord in a personal way.
Through the distribution of backpacks, children are able to see the love of God on display through the kindness and generosity of people they are unlikely to ever meet in person.
Those types of “after-effects” are at the heart of the ministry, said Beth Moore, compassion ministry specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. [Read more…]