In December 2008 we challenged our children live out their December virtue of Generosity: making someone’s day by giving something away, through Project Generosity. Project Generosity was to support an MBC Ministry, the Daily Bread Food Pantry, through the collection of both children’s offering and food items. We are excited to share with you that our children raised $1808.11 which will go a long way in providing food for those in need in our church and local commuity. Please let your children know how their offering is being used and pray as a family for all who will be impacted by their generous gifts.
Help your children live out our December virtue of Generosity: making someone’s day by giving something away. Our Kid’s Quest missions project in December supports the Daily Bread Food Pantry, an MBC ministry that provides food for those in need in our local commuity. Kid’s Quest is collecting both children’s offering and food items in the month of December.
Here are the most needed food items:
- White rice
Macaroni and cheese
Drop off goods at the large grey Food Pantry bins located on the 2nd floor, beneath the stairwell in the MBC Café.
Our November Missions Project, MBC’s Christmas Outreach, Angel Tree, a ministry that provides an avenue to share the love of Christ with under-privileged children during the Christmas season. Every year MBC partners with several organizations to give over 3000 gifts to to children throughout the DC area. Our children contributed $1129.81 towards Angel Tree . Also, if your family picked up an Angel Gift Tag off the Christmas Tree in the Main Lobby, gifts are due back December 10.
If you have any questions about Angel Tree or if you’d like to volunteer with gift sorting and distributing, contact Kristen Flory at 703/770-2991 or email@example.com.
Thank you to all of you who supported this project with your prayers, offering, time, and/or Angel gifts. We encourage your family to pray for the children who will be receiving these gifts this Christmas.
Our October Kid’s Quest missions project was to partner with all MBC ministries to support Turkey Outreach, providing full Thanksgiving dinners to people in need in Washington D.C. Thank you to all of you who have supported this project with your prayers, financially, or by helping with assembly day on November 22. Kid’s Quest raised $755.46 which contributed to feeding over 7500 families!
We encourage you to share this news with your children and use it as an oportunity to remind them of our current virtures that we’re teaching in elementary classes:
- November is Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. This is about remembering to thank God for how He has blessed you and thanking others for things they have done for you or given to you.
- Demember is Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away. This is about thanking God for our resources and sharing what we have with others.
Our August – September 2008 missions project supported Operations Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, that presents children in need in all areas of the world with gift-filled shoeboxes and the Gospel message. Box assembly day was held in early October and families put together 386 boxes! Over the 2 months we also collected $1626.69 in offering from both the Tysons and Loudoun Campus Kid’s Quest which was used to purchase additional supplies for the boxes and postage to ship the boxes to their destination.
Some of you may have wondered why we moved this missions project up earlier in our calendar than when we normally have done it in the past. So if you’ve been wondering, I’ve got an answer for you!
Since MBC’s ministries all communicate to the same congregation of people, this year we have been making an intentional effort to streamline missions projects so we are working together more and not creating unnecessary confusion with conflicting messages.
Turkey Outreach and Christmas Outreach (formerly known as Angel Tree) are two MBC-wide missions projects that had set dates for when an offering collection could contribute to the project. Since the turkey dinners are purchased and distributed in mid-November we could not wait till the end of November to give our children’s contribution. This meant we had to do our collection in October. Likewise with Christmas Outreach, since the gifts are purchased and distributed in December, we had to do our part in November. And since December is too late to be collecting for Operations Christmas Child, that left August and September.
Thank you to all the families that supported this project with their prayers, their offering gifts, their donations, and their time to assembly the boxes. We encourage your family to be praying for the children who will receive these boxes this Christmas season.