7 Easy Service Opportunity Ideas for Busy/Young Moms

Being a mom to a young child,honestly,I don’t really get to do all the things I want to do.But I want to start by doing little things.Young mom,today, we want to do what is right now entrusted to us,to mother.I know the day will come when we can give our full energy to serving,until then,one baby step a time,one small act of charity a time.

 

I want to encourage you to do what you can do.
Although we are required to do good deeds all year round and not just around Christmas.Christmas would be a great place to start.

 

1.Meal Ministry:

Make a meal for a family with a sick family member.You can prepare a dish at home at your convenient time and drop them off at their place.

 

2.Send words of encouragement:
Sms or facebook message a bible verse for a family member or a friend going through a tough circumstance in life.Easy all you need is your phone.

 

3.Pray for those in need:
Pray when someone shares a need.You might be the only one praying and your prayers will shield that family in need.Pray for a single person or a need for 10 days.

 

4.Reach out to people around you:
Financially for those unable to afford their children’s education.It could be a relative or someone that works under you.

 

5.Bake some cookies for the neighbors and elderly:
We live in this fast world we hardly know our neighbors.
So bake some homemade goodies and knock door to door with a tugging toddler.
Seriously who could refuse this gift esp when a cute toddler is involved.

 

6.Write the old fashioned note:
Nothing speaks care than a thoughtful handwritten note.Although I must admit I slack in this department,but this something I’d like to get proactive about.

 

7.Volunteer at church  as a couple or taking turns:
Volunteer at any activity as a couple or as a family.For families with young children like ours ,it isn’t possible to volunteer together.So take turns.At our home, my husband does a day where he volunteers while I watch our little one and vice versa.

 

What other service opportunities can we do?Don’t forget to drop in comments!
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  • These are good ideas. Even for those on a budget, making a phone call or sending a text of encouragement is usually free. Also, if your budget doesn’t allow for you to make a meal, there is usually a soup kitchen, shelter, meal delivery or food bank that needs volunteers to package or serve food.
    Thanks for the ‘call to service’.
    Blessings – Trish

  • These are difficult times and many forget the basics of serving others.

  • The great thing about most of these suggestions is you can get your kids to participate too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • All great ideas, and several can include the kids too. Thanks for the encouragement to have a mind for others even in the midst of our own busyness.

  • godlyindianmom

    Thank you for being here my friend 🙂

  • godlyindianmom

    Thanks for the encouragement Kristi 🙂

  • godlyindianmom

    I agree,it starts with us to teach our children :).Thank you for being here my friend 🙂

  • godlyindianmom

    I ve never helped in a soup kitchen,thank you for suggesting it.Thank you for being here my friend 🙂

  • Great ideas! Which reminds me, I do want to bake cookies for our neighbors. I need to get on that. Our neighbor always plows us out every time it snows and I couldn’t be more grateful!

  • One baby step at a time, yes. It is so important that we as mothers of young children focus first on raising up godly children. 🙂 We must not neglect that.

    I like your list of ideas for ways we can still serve, though. Several years ago, I had a letter-writing ministry of sorts. Very few people ever wrote me back, but many people told me (repeatedly, even) how very touched and encouraged they were to receive my letters.

    I had myself a plan written out. I tried to include everyone I had in mind at least once a year, near their birthday. Those that were more likely to be lonely, I included more often, even once a week.

    I have really been wanting to start that back up.

    Another idea is to think of the several ministries that lend themselves naturally to working with our children. Vacation Bible School is a fun one. I have written several posts about serving at VBS and including our children in the process (even quite young ones).

    Then there is, of course, Sabbath/Sunday School and such. Experience says you need a backup helper in case your child especially needs you. I often taught class with my little one on my lap or at my side. 🙂

    Blessings, Christina!

  • godlyindianmom

    I love your ideas.I’ve never worked alongside my son.I m going to look into your site for VBS ideas.Thank you for stopping by and sharing your insights.Thank you for being a blessing.