USA – Harvest Kids, Nov 26, 2016
Snoopy always started out his scripts with, “It was a cold and rainy day……” and today was no different. Thanks to everyone that helped with Harvest Kids today. It was a blessing to have Pr. Martin from Africa with us. Last HKids, we played “Jenga” which uses stacked blocks and requires each person to remove one and put it back on top until it topples. Martin told us that the Swahili word, “Jenga”, means to build. This time, thanks to Joanna and Sandy, the blocks had been painted different colors with a scripture printed on each one. As each kid removed a block, they read the verse out loud. After crushing cans and putting their coins into the bullet, we celebrated November birthdays with lunch and doughnuts. Joanna shared a lesson on John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” The kids used their own handprints and after cutting them out they discovered a heart had been shaped in the middle of their handprint. The kids also played some of the games that had been made and will be sent to Mexico with the December Christmas team. Pretty exciting because Joanna, Martin and Alora all got to put their handprints on the wall. The kids are using their money from the bullet and cans to send bags of medical and school supplies to Africa and have also been gathering gloves, hats and socks for the Mexico team and the homeless here in Skagit County. The work that God is doing through these kids had special meaning today because Martin was informed that one of the pastors of the Harvest Kibuli church family had lost their 11 year old daughter. I thank God that the Holy Spirit is leading these kids to learn to care about others.