Hello there! My name is Rachelle and I am the creator of this page! I always seem to be traveling, adore being outdoors amongst nature, and absolutely LOVE Jesus. The purpose of this site is to record and share some of my personal missions and ministry adventures.
Flower Child Ministries started one day during the lecture phase of a Discipleship Training School. (If you don’t know what a DTS is, you can read more about that under the Youth With A Mission title of this site.) Each student is asked to perform a ‘love action,’ or a sort of random act of kindness, and then present on it. After being in Denver, CO for awhile, I noticed a certain area where a lot of young people often hung out. Many of them had run away from home in order to come to Colorado where Marijuana is legal. That lifestyle has led them to be without shelter, income, and food however. Three of my friends and I decided that for our love action we would bake a bunch of goodies and buy a bunch of flowers to go pass out to these kids. We all wore flowers in our hair, which seemed to encourage this community to open up and accept us. We had a great time just hanging out and chatting with our new friends, who were very grateful for the treats. We ended up returning two more times to bring them Taco Bell and Otter Pops before we all left Denver.
Flower Child Ministries is about reaching out to others with love, and blessing people without expecting anything in return. The wearing of floral crowns or hair pieces not only comes from the fact that I am a bit of a hippy flower child, but it is also related to Isaiah 61:3…
Every time I feel down about my past, or useless because of my mistakes, I picture Jesus Himself placing a crown upon my head as He tells me that He will take all my ashes and turn them into something beautiful. This is how I hope others will feel with each random act of kindness. I know that a love action is only a small gesture, but ultimately I pray that these actions will function as stepping stones that lead someone to rebuke any shame, hurt, or feelings of hopelessness they may have, and instead see themselves as royalty worthy of the greatest love.
My desire is that this page will inspire readers to start carrying out, and then sharing, their own random acts of kindness!
Let’s all feel encouraged that positive change, peace, caring, kindness, and bonding within our community is possible! When we start viewing those around us how God views them, as truly precious, we can begin to treat everyone as a brother and sister who deserves selfless, sacrificial, unconditional charity.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” -Philippians 2:3-4