OUR MISSION & VISION
NATIONAL OTHERS WEEK IS SEVEN DAYS WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE POWER OF KINDNESS. IT IS SIMPLY ABOUT BEING KIND TO OTHERS, AND BEGINS ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR.
National Others Week began nine years ago to encourage every person across Australia, and around the world, to notice the needs of others and show kindness. NOW is about focussing on seven days each year when we intentionally look for ways to be kind.
The Bible says Love is Kind. It is love made visible through good deeds and actions and whether that’s a sincere smile, a heartfelt hug or a genuine gesture – what matters is that kindness comes from the heart.
Kindness tells someone they are loved, they are valued and they matter. It has the power to lighten their burden, brighten their day, and change their life.
Being kind may seem simple and insignificant, but National Others Week has proven that kindness is powerful – we call it The Power of Kind and we have seen firsthand what kindness can do for both the giver and receiver.
Choose kindness today.
National Others Week is an initiative of Global Care, the Social Justice arm of the INC movement
The Christian Outreach Centre in Mt Isa, led by Pastor Keith Christie, took the National Others Week challenge to a whole new level in 2016. Instead of one week of kindness, the church spent over four weeks working hard in the local community, with a large team of kind and hard-working volunteers clearing 20 tonnes of rubbish from more than 26 properties.
The Church had noticed the struggles of many residents to maintain their properties, especially single mums and elderly people, and saw the opportunity to bless them with kindness, by mowing lawns, painting homes, fixing fences, and clearing rubbish – doing all that they could to lift the burden from their lives.
Their heartfelt displays of kindness attracted the attention of local press, as well as local Mayor, Joyce McCulloch, who told the Northwest Star newspaper “You should see what they’re doing, it’s unbelievable. It was like an army of them, it was so impressive.” Global Care team member Mr Manihera was also quoted in the newspaper as saying “Love is an action, it’s no longer a word… we choose to show that love.”
Thank you Mt Isa Christian Outreach Centre for shining the beacon of kindness throughout your community!