January is synonymous with hope and resolution. It’s a time when we take a look at where we are in life and seek to make improvements in areas that we feel come up short. Although this can be a useful practice, it often yields fleeting results because the intentions are selfish and short sighted, accountability is absent and when life hits back the resolve crumbles. This is because hope was never meant to be hoarded. Hope is to be shared. Our energies wither when they are squandered on self-satisfaction. But when we look beyond ourselves and seek to improve the circumstances of others an amazing thing happens. When we see hope shine in the eyes of someone else because of our words or action we feel encouraged, we feel empowered, we feel hope.
On February 8, a local church, Onelife Community Church, will be teaming up with the Tim Tebow Foundation to share hope with local individuals that have special needs through a unique event known as Night to Shine. Night to Shine provides an unforgettable prom night experience for people special needs.
The Tim Tebow Foundation was created in 2010 by dual sport professional athlete, Tim Tebow. Tebow learned about compassion as a teenager while spending time with his missionary parents in the Philippians. His foundation focuses its attention on helping kids faced with a variety of needs. The Night to Shine, now in its fifth year, is a global event that coordinates hundreds of churches with thousands of volunteers to bring joy and encouragement to the participants, known as Honored Guests.
This is a free event. However, registration is required for Honored Guests as well as volunteers. Online registration and more information can be found at onelifecc.org/night-to-shine. You can also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (940)263-1514.