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Operation Inasmuch, its title taken from Matthew 25:40, is an emphasis upon random acts of kindness performed by a congregation in its local community. Moving members “out of their seats and into the streets” allows a church to impact its community with the love of God in concrete fashion. There is no cost to the recipients of these acts of kindness and no obligation for a response. The effort can be done as an annual event or become an ongoing part of a church’s ministry to its community throughout the year. It also offers church members an opportunity to invite neighbors and others to join in these acts of kindness as a part of their testimony related to their service in the Kingdom of God

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  • Nursing home Ministry

  • Sewing projects for Nursing Home residents (make a bag for their walker or a lap blanket)

  • Home bound/Nursing Home visitation

  • Make visitation record books for home bound/nursing residents

  • Craft class at an assisted living home

  • Provide respite care/in home babysitting or childcare

  • Take flowers to a nurse's station in a clinic or hospital

  • Clean a senior adults home

  • Make "Life books" for foster children and deliver them to Social Services (a notebook in which they can put pictures, notes, letters, etc. for memories)

  • Make suitable hats for chemo patients (knit or crochet)

  • Provide for a needy child's birthday party

  • Hold a baby shower for a Crisis Pregnancy Center

  • Collect clothing or food for local needs

  • Help at the food closet or soup kitchen

  • Prepare and deliver lunches for participants

  • Offer childcare for children of participants

  • Cook a meal and deliver it

  • Write letters to prisoners

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  • Install smoke alarms

  • Home repairs

  • Building wheelchair ramps

  • Yard work for the elderly or disabled persons (mow, rake leaves, trim bushes and shrubs, clean gutters)

  • Cut and deliver firewood to someone that would use it

  • Plant a garden for someone

  • Plant and take potted plants to individuals or families

  • Landscape a school/EMS building/fire station

  • Clean up a public play ground or park

  • Wash cars and/or clean bathrooms at a service station

  • Grade gravel drives and roads

  • Clean up trash along road sides
  • Make bird feeders out of plastic soda bottles

  • Home safety checks (clean chimneys, working windows, safe outdoor steps and porches etc.)

  • Vehicle safety checks

  • Vacuum car interiors

  • Blood pressure checks

  • Plan a work project at a local Baptist Children's Home unit

  • Camp Duncan- participate in projects such as construction and/or trail clearing and development

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  • Prayer project: 1) Have a prayer team pray before and during Project Inasmuch 2) Set up a prayer tent in a neighborhood (usually in conjunction with other projects in that area) to receive requests from locals 3) Do a prayer walk around local school or OIAM projects

  • Host a back yard Bible Club

  • Hold a Christian concert in a park, preceded by door-to-door invitations with Gospel tracks
  • Organize soccer/softball/children's games or a one day sports camp
  • Rummage sale-sell items for $1 each to benefit the Food Bank and/or coalition

  • Hold a block party for a neighborhood

  • Go to a laundromat and hand out quarters

  • Give away new or gently used children's Bible story books

  • Affirm public servants (take cookies or give a Bible to firemen, policemen, nurses, etc.)

  • Distribute bibles in a neighborhood

  • Coffee Connection- offer free coffee to people as they pass your church in the morning.  Have information about your congregation and Bibles for them as well

  • Free Breakfast-offer fellowship and a free hearty breakfast to the people in your community once a week

  • Prepare several ready to bake meals to be stored in the church freezer and given to those who are in need of a meal

  • Enlist the assistance of a licensed hairstylist in your congregation to provide free haircuts once a month

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