///List of Serving Challenges for Your Teenagers

List of Serving Challenges for Your Teenagers

We did an old series called Do Something where we gave them a sealed envelope with 30 pieces of paper in it – different challenges to pull out and take on this month. Here’s some of the list, take it, steal it, adapt it, have fun with it:

  • Post a status on facebook.com with a statistic involving the poverty of the world.
  • Read the TOMS shoes story www.tomsshoes.com and think about what you could start to help people in need.
  • Pick up trash after you eat lunch every day this week to serve the custodians at your school.
  • Go through some park/school/house trashcans and look for bottles/cans to recycle and raise money to donate.
  • Write Romans 12:2 on your mirror to read everyday when you wake up.
  • Iron-on or use a permanent marker to write statistics on an old T-shirt and wear it around your school.
  • Write Matthew 25:40 on a Post-It note and put it on your binder. Babysit for a single mom to give her some quiet time. Sit with someone sitting alone at lunch and be friends with them.
  • Sit with someone sitting alone at church this weekend. Take a minute and pray for someone close to you in need.
  • Light a birthday candle, and pray for a need until the candle burns out.
  • Open every door for every person you can this week. Ask your mom how you can help with dinner, set the table without being asked.
  • Help your little brother or sister with their homework, then take them out for frozen yogurt.
  • Go to Isaiah House (homeless shelter once a month through HSM) and have conversations with widowed women and their children. Collect your loose change around the house and donate it.
  • Wash someone’s car for them. No Charge!
  • Talk with someone who is struggling emotionally and provide them with words of comfort. Write a letter to a soldier and send it to www.soldiersangels.com.
  • Help someone who dropped their books at school, pick them up.
  • Sign up for the next Compton work day which is January 23rd.
  • Fast for a day. When you get hungry, think of those who go multiple days in hunger.
  • Create a sign to remind yourself to turn off the water while brushing your teeth; it can save up to 2 gallons of water a day.
  • Buy reusable bags to give out in your neighborhood to eliminate the usage of plastic bags.
  • Collect canned goods in your house and donate them to the HSM food drive next weekend.
  • Collect 100 canned goods in your neighborhood and donate them to the HSM food drive next weekend.
  • Be creative! Create a bumper sticker for your car that raises awareness of poverty or encourages others to “Do Something”
  • Spend an hour researching poverty on wikipedia.com to educate yourself on the strife our world faces today.
  • Search www.youtube.com for compassionate or inspiring videos and post them on Facebook.
  • Turn off your phone for a day, and use the quiet to reflect on how much we have and how little so many others have. What will you do about it?
  • Go through your closet and donate clothes you don’t wear anymore to the HSM clothing drive.
  • Invite someone to church with you and ask them to join you in doing something.
  • Give your weekly allowance to someone who needs money for lunch at school.


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