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Let Your Light Penetrate the Darkness

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Jul 21, 2016
by The Volunteer Center of Lubbock









Do you feel lately that every day you wake up to the news of another tragedy? I do. 

Some days it feels like the darkness is drowning out the light. Like we can't see where

we're going for the impenetrable darkness and tragedy.


But here's something I know: darkness cannot drown out light. The simple laws

of physics tell us that light penetrates the darkness and not the other way around. Light

always overcomes the darkness.

But for light to overcome, we need people to choose to be light - before tragedy strikes

and afterward.

I truly believe that an engaged and thriving community is one way in which individuals

discover their purpose - their way to drive out darkness - and find ways to act on that

purpose. We're a better community when we let light consume us and shine forth

from us.

Take, for instance, eight-year-old Spencer. Spencer and his mom are actively involved in

our From the Heart family volunteering program. It doesn't matter what the project is -

how sweaty or how tired he gets - Spencer never fails to let his light shine. He brings joy

and exuberance to helping others and is an inspiration to all of us.

We can all be like Spencer. We can all let our light penetrate the darkness. We just

need to take the first step to getting involved.

You can take that first step - or maybe you're ready for the next 10 steps. Check out our

website and find an opportunity to be a light in our community today.

With gratitude,

Amanda McAfee
Development Manager


Volunteer with Your Family and Be a Light in Our Community

You can join Spencer and his mom in being light in our community. From the Heart events are

designed to be fun for the whole family. Children as young as four-years-old are welcome. 

Projects take place every Thursday morning through August 18th. Visit our website to sign-up,

or contact Paris Wright at for more information.


Ignite Your Creativity

How might you develop the skill of creativity to impact your business, your community, your

world? The 2016 Service & Leadership Symposium: Igniting Creativity explores how leaders

and communities can use creativity to make real impact. Scott Sherman is a leading expert

on the most effective ways that people succeed in their attempts to change the world. You

won't want to miss his innovative keynote and strategy session.

Register online, or contact Sabine Wohlschlag at for more




Come Join Our Team!

Do you want to inspire community engagement on the South Plains? Then we'd love to have

you on our team. We are currently looking for a Youth Service Coordinator.  Find out more

about the position and how to apply on our website.


Upcoming Events


For more information about these events or to find out how you can invest in the Volunteer

Center, please contact Amanda McAfee at (806) 747-0551 or email