Mission Stories


Random Acts of Kindness


Earlier this year we had a group of teen volunteers from Lexington Catholic High School.  These students assisted us with our home repair program by working on several houses in the area doing everything from rebuilding a deck, to roof repair.  During the week a small group of these students went to Prestonsburg and did random acts of kindness for people they came in contact with.  They paid for groceries, bought meals for people at restaurants and simply enjoyed the company of those they met.  Many people were overjoyed by this simple act of kindness.  Some cried, some laughed and a few would not accept the kind gesture.  They even had people who saw what they were doing and gave them money to give to someone else. 

It is not about the gift, it's about showing others the love of Christ.  I challenge anyone who reads this to consider how you can be a light to those in your area, and show the love of Christ to someone in your everyday activities.  Let your life endeavor to reflect the hope, mercy, grace and unending love that was poured out on us by Jesus at Calvary.

A quote from a Lexington Catholic School Group Member

“Having the opportunity to pay it forward to people in the David area was a truly amazing experience and something I had never done before. Paying it forward gave me the privilege of seeing God’s love work in other people’s lives. The pure joy and gratitude that was expressed by the people we helped was an awesome thing to see and something I will never forget.”
Brian Reinhart



If you desire to serve with St. Vincent Mission and to be a light in this community please call 606-886-2513.