Compassion Outreach Helps Families in Region 8

December 22, 2004 – Posted at 5:12 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- The icy roads aren't stopping one group of folks in Paragould from spreading good cheer. The Compassion Outreach is a part of the 7th and Muller Church of Christ in Paragould, and they know that it is truly better to give than to receive.

"We've had a lot of people donate gifts already this year to the kids here," said Bill Brunkhardt, house father for the Children's home in Paragould.

But they don't take gifts sitting down. Wednesday they were out in the cold, walking on ice, passing the gift of giving along to others.

The boys delivered food baskets from Compassion Outreach in Paragould, to needy families here in the community. The appreciation of receiving is something these kids know well, but it's satisfying to be on the other side.

"Seeing people's eyes, seeing how they react to things that they don't normally get from people," said Lucas Shultz, as he handed out food boxes.

"It's happy to see a family that has food because they're so happy and you feel happy for them," said Abraham Vah, while he delivered food baskets.

"Really makes you feel like you've done something for somebody's life," said Shultz.

On Wednesday, they will live with the satisfaction of knowing that they made a difference, and that feeling is more than anybody could ever give to them.