USA, Harvest Kids, Jan 23, 2016

 

It was a little chilly, but the kids got the cans everyone had donated crushed and then put their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in their Change the World bullet, which will be used to help meet the needs of vulnerable children in Africa. It is wonderful to see these children given the opportunity to learn to "serve rather than be served" - "to give rather than receive". The kids saw the video of the mission trip that Matthew, 13, went on to San Luis, Mexico over Christmas and then he shared some of his memories and experiences from the trip. We were also blessed to have Matthew play "Happy Birthday" with his trumpet when the kids celebrated the January birthdays. After lunch, Rabecca shared a teaching on the Ten Commandments. They broke up into teams and picked a commandment to draw a picture about and then explained to the group what their drawing meant. Afterwards, the teams were challenged to come up with a skit to act out the commandment they had chosen. They all made up a collage of the commandments with their handprints to take home with them. Many of the kids had written penpal letters to children in Africa and they were given the responses from their new friends in Africa with their pictures. The day ended up with a challenge of "duck fishing" between the boys and the girls. And, yes, the girls took first place! Thanks to all the adults and youth that support these kids the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. Looking forward to Child's Evangelism Fellowship joining us on Feb 13th.