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“I am just loving, loving this day! Any time that you can get out and just be a servant is a blessing!” Creflo Dollar Global Missions (CDGM) and World Changers Church International (WCCI) hosted their annual Back 2 School outreach event on August 7th at the main campus in College Park, Georgia, continuing the tradition of providing children and families in surrounding communities with school supplies to start their academic year off right. Forty-nine volunteers from the World Changers Nation became the hands and feet of Jesus to provide relief to families still making pandemic adjustments for their children’s schooling. “I love volunteering at World Changers because it is so enriching, not just for me, but for the people that are in need,” said one volunteer as she passed backpacks to families in their cars.
This year’s event was well-received, despite the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. Like last year, this year’s event was a drive-thru to minimize the contact and maximize the safety for everyone involved. Our team was diligent in making sure the latest CDC protocols were followed. 235 families were helped by volunteers distributing backpacks filled with supplies for school kids of all ages that could be used whether the students are learning virtually from home or in-person at school. A total of 495 backpacks were handed out this year. “My kids were sick and had to miss the first week of school,” said one mother as she drove through the line. “They got extra supplies to help me out, and that was very beneficial.” Another recipient said, “There are a lot of us amd the fact that we can come out here and get supplies for free is amazing!”
The Word says in Proverbs 3:27 not to withhold good from those to whom it’s due, when it is in your power to do it. “It’s our joy to do this every year. Dr. Dollar and Pastor Taffi really want to help the community, help our members, just anyone who may be in need of school supplies,” said Pastor Ken Terry, who leads the WCCI Global Missions team. Another of the volunteers also spoke with us. “I have been doing this with World Changers since 1993,” she said, “I love volunteering because God has been so good to me that I have to give back. Sometimes you can save somebody, help somebody, just by giving them a kind word as they come to pick up something.” That’s a genuine commitment to the World Changers vision!
The mission of Creflo Dollar Global Missions is to provide an understanding of God's grace and to empower change. We are all in this together; meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters is what ministry is all about. Our volunteers prayed with 79 individuals at the prayer station during the Back 2 School outreach and encouraged those with specific requests.
As we brace for more unprecedented times, we know that no circumstance, situation, or worldwide issue can stop the love of Christ from going forth for His people. As we continue showing love for young people, we are helping to shape their futures. WCCI and CDGM appreciate every volunteer that served and every person that donated; collectively, we make a significant impact! Because of the heartfelt participation of the entire World Changers Nation, burdens were removed from many families as their children were equipped with what they need for the upcoming school year. If you would like to support this and other Creflo Dollar Global Missions campaigns, feel free to visit us online at www.missions.creflodollarministries.org. Remember, people like you change the world. Together, we are all #worldchangers!