Many thanks to the 8 adults that helped with the 17 children & youth that came to Harvest Kids. It was a little cool, but the rain stopped, and we were able to crush cans and then counted our change to help with our next project in Africa. We have the money needed to pay the $100/mo. to help with orphans in Uganda and are now working to purchase 40 desks for students at the Harvest Doves primary school in Kayunga, Uganda. Each desk is $28, and we have enough to purchase 2 desks. We are praying for some donors to help the kids finish their project. We were blessed to make a card for a 44-year woman that lives in a local assisted care facility. Her father got to visit with her last week for the first time in 2 years.
After lunch, we talked about Santa who is known to give presents and Jesus who gave Himself so we can always be in His presence. The kids opened up a gift, that was another gift and another until they opened up that last gift which is a replica of a 12-week-old child in the womb. Immediately, the kids said it was Jesus. Of course, when John the Baptist was in the womb of his mother, he recognized the baby Jesus while he was still in the womb of Mary. Dale read about the birth of Jesus in Luke 1:26-45. and was able to teach and respond to some questions and then we listened to “Mary Did You Know.”
Lots of fun playing golf and using the hot wheels racetrack. Our new kids added their names and birthdate on the board and put their handprints on the Harvest Kids wall. Lots of fun making polished rock necklaces before we loaded up to drive to the Garden of Eden family ministry in west Mt. Vernon where the kids hosted a community bingo game.