Care Capsule
Capsules of Motivation to Dispense Care and Kindness

Volume 15 - Issue 1
No. 42
May 2012



In This Issue

How big (or small) is your family?

Partnering for a Care Conference in your area

Lord, remind me

Care Conference in Indiana

New York Care Conference

Do you have to be asked?

Light Notes

Out of the mouth of babes?



How big (or small)
is your family?

—— Dr. James R. Kok

It was nearly dark when we stopped at a full-service station and snack shop to fill up with gas and goodies for the youngsters. We were on a long narrow road in the state of Wyoming, enjoying a vacation in the West.

After the tank was filled and the bills all paid, we began moving on toward our evening destination. After having gone a short distance, one of the teenagers commented that, “Those people were really nice.” The others immediately agreed. They were thinking about the store-keepers who had waited on all of us. I quickly reflected on my own pleasant encounters with those folk. They had asked us where our home was, where we were going; they had kidded the children, and even asked the youngest one what his name was. When one of the children changed his mind about a purchase, they made the switch cheerfully and gave him a dime back. As we departed, they cordially wished us a happy vacation. It wasn’t just a business—they were warm and friendly people.

It wasn’t many miles further when someone else commented that, “We are in Mormon country.” Right away we knew the answer about the way we were treated at the gas station. These were people who were living out the teachings of their church and that obviously included treating strangers with interest and kindness. They sprinkled the love of Jesus on us. Here we were, face to face, enjoying pleasant, caring people. Suddenly, Mormonism was alive and positive. Everything we believed about Care and Kindness was being gently given to us.


Dr. James R. Kok has written a definitive resource detailing the key essentials in becoming a more caring person in his latest book, “The Miracle of Kindness” (available on, in either paperback or Kindle edition.) A handful of basic tools —wrapped in courage—are the secret to changing the world through intentional acts of kindness.

As the Koach Of Kare, Dr. Kok has been a pastor at the
Crystal Cathedral for the past 28 years and heads the Care Ministry department of the church. He is the author of six books and numerous articles, and he is the founder of the
Conference on Care and Kindness.

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