Outreach: Random Acts

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

randomactsSInform your youth beforehand that you’ll be taking time to pray and then act on what God leads you to do for others in pairs. It could be helping someone with their groceries, paying for someone’s coffee in advance, praying for someone who needs healing, encouraging someone or simply sitting down with someone alone and saying hi, and initiating a conversation – all with the intention of showing the love of God.

The key is to make sure you pray beforehand and talk through, then debrief and pray for all those you encountered for God afterwards.

This works best when done in a shopping mall or busy street area.