“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

These words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr are as relevant and inspirational today as they were when he spoke them over a half-century ago. 

While the 1960s were full of turmoil and difficulty, the year 2021 will be one of the most challenging and controversial in our history. For each of us, Martin Luther King day should be a time to stop and reflect on the true measure within each of us, especially as we work to shape the health and culture of our community and show through our deeds that we are willing to sacrifice for others and put aside our differences in the pursuit of service and unity.

I’ve seen countless examples of this model in real life since I joined Feed the Need Ministry as an investor, volunteer, and now a board member. It’s important to work, not only because our volunteers model the type of person embodied in Dr. King’s remarks but also because it demonstrates the love of Christ for our fellow man. Every week, even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers have stood shoulder to shoulder in support of our friends and neighbors. This consistent act of love has occurred even when all involved were experiencing personal stress, challenge, and controversy.

Feed the Need Missions is looking for an army of Kingdom-minded volunteers to come forward, to step up so we can scale our love and impact across Texas, throughout the country, and around the world. Our volunteer leaders share a readiness to get active with their faith, and a passion takes discipleship out of the walls of the church. We share a desire to expand the Kingdom, to build a legacy that continues to reach people now and in the future.

If you are ready to maximize the ultimate measure of your life, you can rest assured that Feed the Need Missions is an avenue through which you can make a major impact on those in most need and also reflect the character and values of Dr. King. We can use your time, your creativity, and your money to help, but you need to raise your hand and say, “Here I am, send me.” Feed the Need Missions to take a personal tour of our mission with our leadership team. We are looking forward to being difference-makers alongside you. 

About the Author:

Kevin McLaughlin is a long-standing volunteer, investor, and current board member of Feed the Need Missions. He is the Director of the Program for Cyber Policy, Strategy, and Security at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. In 2017, he founded “McLaughlin Global Associates,” an international strategic consulting firm providing advisory services to governments, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals in the areas of space, cyberspace, and national policy.