Some of you keen-eyed people may have noticed that there were 2 school supply collections running simultaneously this month! Kid’s Quest has been collecting school supplies to send to kids in need around the world while Dale Sutherland shared with the congregation a school supply collection to send to kids in need in local schools. Thankfully we serve a great big God who can provide for both and we feel blessed to be able to share the resources and Gospel message with kids both locally and around the world!
Local Outreach is finished with their collection but Kid’s Quest will continue to collect school supplies for Operation Christmas Child through the end of August. We specifically need pencil sharpeners, pens, crayons and markers but all shoebox-sized items are welcome, including gently used, unbroken school supplies.
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of these simple shoebox gifts. Samaritan’s Purse also works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts, share the Gospel, and provide follow-up discipleship classes. Often entire families and sometimes entire villages come to know Jesus personally.
If you’d like to contribute, drop off donations in the big school bus boxes found at Kid’s Quest check-in stations. While it’s often faster and easier to shop for supplies without your kids, we strongly recommend taking them with you or encouraging them to pay for items with their own money. Take advantage of a teachable moment to talk to your kids about giving offering gifts for God to use.
ARE YOU CRAFTY?
We have a large collection of random craft supplies that we’d like to turn into either craft kits or completed crafts to include in our shoe boxes but we need help from someone more crafty than us! If you can re a crafty person who could help us make the most of these supplies, please contact Romney Short at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.