Single Woman’s Challenge Day 18: Ways and Reasons To Serve Others

Today is the Single Christian Woman’s Challenge Day 18.  To see the whole month click here.

Today’s challenge is.

Day 18: Serve

Volunteer at your church or a non-profit in your area. Become a mentor. Lead a small group. Help feed the homeless. Become a Big Sister. Pray for your church leaders. Go on
a missions trip.

There are a lot of benefits to serving other people. I think the biggest benefit to serving other people is that it gives us perspective on our own lives.  If you ever start to feel sorry for yourself, then go to a third world country and volunteer.  If you think your life is bad, imagine how the people feel who have no clean water to drink.  Because no matter how poor you are, in the US, you can always go to a sink and drink clean water and not have to worry about getting some flesh eating bacteria that kills you. Serving other people really puts things into perspective.  So here are my tips on ways that you can serve other people.

Go On A Missions Trip

Many church offer them.  If your church does not offer then, then many of the pastors on the Christian broadcasting network have mission trips you pay for and go on.

Give Money To A Cause

I understand that not all people can take time off and go across the world to a missions trips.  But there are some great causes that you can donate to.  And do not just give the bare minimum, really give to a cause.  James Robison on Life Today has a cause in which you can donate to help build a well.  For all budgets.  However, do not just give the minimum, if you can afford to actually buy a whole well, then do it.  It will give a whole village the opportunity to have clean water for the rest of their lives.  Imagine how many lives you can save.

The Local Community Center

No matter if it is the Boys and Girls club or the local domestic violence shelter.  Community centers are also looking for volunteers, to talk to the people there, or to service the homeless.  You do not have to go far to help someone.  Look toward community centers, local churches, or homeless shelters; I can guarantee you they are always looking for people to help.

Habitat for Humanity

Most people have heard of this organization but if you have not the basic premise of this organization is that they build housing for underprivileged people.  The way that they are able to keep the cost affordable for the people that they build the homes for, is that they actually get volunteers to chip in and help build the house for a family.


I have mentored before a few times.  Many of the schools offer this service.  You can either be a mentor or sometimes even a tutor.  It is a chance for you to make a different on a young person’s life that may not have the opportunity to have a positive role model in their lives.

Call Your Local United Way or Red Cross

If you call 211 from your local phone, then they will connect you to the local United Way.  The United Way, provided people in need with various resources.  They will be able to direct you to the local organizations in your area that may be in need of volunteers.  So if all else fails, call then and they will get you pointed in the right direction. Red Cross is also a national organization that is everywhere and is always looking for people to help.

Serving is important, it gives userving pins a chance to forget about yourself and think about the problems of the world for a change.

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I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at

4 Comments on Single Woman’s Challenge Day 18: Ways and Reasons To Serve Others

  1. Enlightenment for Schmucks // May 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm // Reply

    Love these suggestions! Habitat for Humanity even has Rebuild stores to volunteer at if you’re builder-challenged like me, to help stock and guide customers around the store.

  2. You can go wrong giving of yourself to others. This applies if you are married or single. Always good.

  3. beautiful post. i definitely want to donate more regularly to organizations that do such great work for humanity! <3

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