USA – Harvest Kids, September 10, 2016

Thanks to all the people that came out to support the Harvest Kids, including those that allowed their kids to come and those that donate cans. A special thanks to those that pray for these kids and the lives of all the other kids that are being impacted by these young disciples:  locally in their families, neighborhoods, schools, sports and the vulnerable children in Mexico and Africa. Seventeen kids were together today. Thanks to Jennifer who led the first game and gave a lesson about how special each one of them are in every activity they are involved with. Cans were crushed, Wayne gave a lesson related to the Harvest Kids garden the kids planted and then the kids put their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in the bullet. They only have 6” to go to have it full again! Angie, who helps over-see the ministry in Mexico and coordinates mission trips, along with some others that have visited Mexico shared their testimonies and photos of their visits to Mexico. What wonderful life-changing and spiritually challenging memories everyone that spends time with our co-laborers in Mexico have been given. Angie reminded everyone that our next planned trip is during the Christmas holidays and they should begin to talk to their parents or guardians if they are interested in going sometime. We were blessed with Laly bringing her cousins, Isaac and Brenda, for their first time. They, along with Jennifer’s husband, Brad, put their handprints on the tree before everyone had lunch. Thanks to Linda for making sure lunch is always prepared. Rabecca shared a lesson about how automatically we always seem to focus on the negative in our relationships. She had some great examples: such as asking the kids if they ever had a friend treat them badly. Then she had them tell about the things that had led them to think of them as a friend. Obviously, the kids saw that there was much more good when compared to the one disappointment. The message was centered on Philippians 4:8, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  One last game of acting out as a group and the final group hug. Everyone left knowing that we will be together again on the 4th Saturday, Sept 24th from 10am-12:30pm. They also had special flyers for the Harvest Kids and families field trip to LaConner Thousand Trails campground on Sunday, Sept 25th from 2pm to dark. Lot’s of fun and ending with hotdogs and smores. Contact Rabecca at 503-780-1842 for information.