Sweet Glimpses of Transformation
Whether you see it or not, your time as a volunteer is making an impact on the kids you serve.
They are watching you.
They are learning from you.
Coach Sharon Thomas and her husband Kentrell have been leading their RBI Austin softball girls for the past 4 years with an intentional focus on developing both strong softball players and strong, Christian women.
Their steadfastness is impacting the young women on their 16U Softball Dodgers team.
The team’s three leaders — their captain, assistant captain, and team chaplain — are volunteering as umpires this summer for our Jr. RBI Softball divisions.
Coach Sharon shared about one experience of witnessing her girls developing into strong women.
“One Saturday, I walked up to the game they were umpiring, and there they were huddled on the field praying together — just the three of them.”
“This is what we are helping them to learn. We do this as a team before our own games, and to see them doing this together on their own was really special.”
Sometimes the Lord is sweet and He shows us glimpses of transformation in one short summer.
Sometimes He is sweet and gives us those glimpses after several years of being faithful to the relationships He’s put in front of us.
Sometimes the Lord is just as sweet, and we never see the impact that our time, efforts, or prayers have in the lives of those we’ve cared for and invested in.
Please know that whether you’ve seen it or not, your faithfulness as a volunteer is impacting future generations of inner-city Austin youth.