Love and Little Things: Rasor Elementary Partner Team Is Here For Good

Posted by Marjorie Chang, Copy Editor, on Oct 28, 2020

Love and Little Things: Rasor Elementary Partner Team Is Here For Good

Mary Jane Ballard helps to lead a local Chase Oaks Partner Team that is Here For Good for Rasor Elementary School. Mary Jane’s group has found creative ways to encourage staff and students alike, even in this COVID-19 season. Along the way, they have shown that little things done with love can make a huge difference. 

Video Transcript
Hi, my name is Mary Jane Ballard. I was invited to be the team leader for Rasor Elementary and along with that, I brought my Lifegroup in to serve with me. We developed a great team of people around that. Recently we delivered to Rasor a trunk load of snacks for the students as well as Lysol wipes for the teachers. They were very encouraged by both of those and as you know it’s hard to get Lysol wipes. We’ve served in many ways at Rasor over the last couple of years and it’s just been a blessing to us each and every time that we go and serve. We’ve done a Christmas coffee cart; we stroll the hallways bringing Christmas cheer to the teachers. We do prayers and pencils at the beginning of each school year. We leave a prayer and a pencil on each desk and we pray over each student throughout the campus.


Encouragement from the Little Things 
I feel like teachers are really encouraged by our partnerships and they’re just so appreciative of the little things that we do. And when I say little things, they weren’t anything of great grandeur. They’re just things that we will do by supporting them through prayer, little gifts throughout the year, and encouragement, and by having a team around them I feel that they feel real loved.

Taking Love to the Community 
I would really like to invite everybody to join a team or get connected to a group that way you can get out and you can love on people. The Here For Good Project for our group and for the Rasor team means taking love to our community and our community is Rasor Elementary. It’s what we do, who we support, that’s who we care for.

Share This:

Recent Stories

Swipe to Discover more

Finding Your Thin Places

Feb 02, 2023

What does it mean to draw closer to God and look to Jesus in the midst of our hectic, day-to-day lives? We can start by finding what some call a "thin place."


Four Reasons Why We Should Celebrate Black History Month

Jan 30, 2023

Black History Month is a celebration of the lives and achievements of African Americans who have made a difference in our world.


Singled Out: Singleness After 30

Jan 24, 2023

Singleness after 30 can be challenging in a marriage-centric culture. Read one single woman's reflections on navigating this season with honesty and purpose.


2 Lessons I'm Learning About How To Survive Parenthood

Jan 22, 2023

Parenthood is hard work, but there's hope. Discover two real-life lessons from a parent who's learning how to not just survive but also to grow in the process.


Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year in DFW

Jan 18, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year 2023! We've listed just a few of the many places you can celebrate (and eat) to ring in the Year of the Rabbit in DFW.


What Is Lunar New Year?

Jan 13, 2023

Red and gold decorations, unique foods, and ads for “The Year of the Rabbit” are popping up everywhere. What is Lunar New Year, and why does it matter?


Why and How We Can Celebrate MLK Day in DFW

Jan 09, 2023

Why (and how) can we celebrate MLK Day as a "day on, not a day off" right here in DFW? Look here for tips and some scheduled events around town.


How To Create Healthy Habits

Jan 06, 2023

Habits: we've all got them, and we don't always love the ones we've got. Look here for some practical tips to help you change old habits and create new, healthy ones instead.


The Mindset for Change

Jan 01, 2023

It's never too late to make changes in how we lead ourselves. Change does not come easily. It takes the right mindset, a good plan, and a good support system.


How To Set Goals for the New Year

Dec 27, 2022

The holiday season is drawing to a close, and we’re eager for new beginnings and positive change. Kickstart your new year by learning some of the “why” and “how” of goal setting.