Saturday, February 16, 2013

Snack Bags for the Homeless

After Vision, our Sunday School class of roughly 20 6th, 7th, and 8th graders really wanted to make sure they are a part of things that will make a difference in our community.  Most of them have families that are actively involved in various organizations and programs that serve our community.  However, these kids wanted to also do things together as teenagers, and I really respect that. 

I decided I'd put together a monthly mission project for them, per their request.  We started with something that we do with the kindergartners that attend KJOY each summer.  Terri, our fabulous preschool director, decided to have the kids decorate paper sacks, fill them with water bottles, crackers, granola, raisins, and mints, and then have their parents help them pass the bags out to the homeless people they see at traffic intersections.  Many of our middle schoolers have younger siblings that have attended KJOY with me, so they were really excited to make their own bags.  Isaac and I made a big Sam's run earlier today to get the supplies.  There were lots of giggles and Aggie Belle kisses as the 10 girls that came made bags and filled them.  They prayed the sweetest prayers over the bags for the people who will soon be receiving them.  I am humbled and honored by these kids and their determination to make a difference in the name of Christ.

I can't wait for next month when they'll lead worship and a sermon at a nursing home!

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