My friend Marilyn volunteers one hour a week to read with students at a low-income school through the national “Everybody Wins!” program. Here’s what she writes about her experience:

“This is what I do every Wednesday at noon (Everybody Wins! LA) at nearby Leo Politi Elementary School. It’s on the edge of Koreatown, but 99% of the kids speak Spanish at home. ‘My’ student this year is a second grader named Priscilla. She was very shy at first, but now chats about her family, her pets, and her life – and sometimes asks if she can read a few pages, or every other page!”

In many training settings I’ve asked people, “How can you free up one hour a week to do missional ministry?”  Here’s just one example of what could be done with that hour—a little thing that makes a big difference.