Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community. It is a movement that focuses on three steps: act surprisingly, give generously, and share broadly.

Chase Oaker Lori Thompson put together a project, 40 Acts of Kindness, to act surprisingly in her community.

Video Transcription

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to tell you about what was possibly my favorite project. I called it the 40 Acts of Kindness.

Making Life Deeper

Hi, I’m Lori Thompson. The last 5 or 6 years or so, I have just been really excited about doing all kinds of different little projects with my husband and my family.

And in this recent season of my life, God just led me to record those projects, just to write them all down, and celebrate them by putting them on a blog called And it’s just the idea to share with other people who might have a season of time that they want to do a project for their family.

Doing the Unexpected

For me, Love Does The Unexpected is about being the hands and feet of Jesus—of going out and surprising people knowing that Jesus and the Spirit are leading you in a certain direction to show love to people that might not feel loved, might not recognize, they might be struggling in a variety of ways.

We know that we are trying to love on them the way Jesus loves them, and so for me, that is what Love Does The Unexpected means. And that’s what I want to do. My name is Lori Thompson, and this is Love Does The Unexpected.

Join us in #LoveDoesTheUnexpected and act surprisingly in your community today! For creative ways you can transform your community with love, visit Lori Thompson’s blog and our website. Share your stories on social media using #LoveDoesTheUnexpected and flood our community with stories of love and transformation.