PLEASE HELP!!!! On Christmas Day we gave out soccer balls to our group of faithful kids in Sunday School. New Years Day over 300 kids attended thinking we would be giving something out. All of these kids have little to nothing so it is a big deal to get something. And even knowing this is why many will come, it gives both the opportunity to tell them how much Jesus loves them but also the opportunity to keep some of then coming. We have enough older kids coming now that we can separate the older from all the babies…it gets out of hand with all those under four! And parents have commented they see changes in their children’s attitudes since attending every week. Praise God! The past few weeks I have been teaching and using experiments to get the message across and this has gone over very well.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6
Easter is our next holiday and its an important one as far as witnessing. I know there will be many, many children come. My faith and hope for this community and this country is in the children. We already see changes in attitude about some cultural values in the twenty-somethings. I believe that the children coming up can bring great changes both spiritually and morally. So, that all being said, I will now plead for your help and to be quite honest will be greatly disappointed if we don’t reach our goal. Our plan is to have breakfast and tell the story of Jesus great love for us all, how He died and rose again just to show that love. I have a comic tract in three languages and candy to give. My prayer is they take it home and share with family. I also would like to include a leather bracelet made by a man here who is willing to make 600 of them for $1 each. ONE DOLLAR to bring more joy than you can imagine to children who have nothing. So by the end of this month (February) I need to raise $600 so he can get started and have them ready by Easter. Please, please go to themandate.com and donate. You can donate to the general fund by credit/debit card or by check. One hundred percent of all donations go to our missions. We are also raising money for Bibles, I would love to be able to put a small Bible in every child’s hands!
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. — Mark 10:13-16
(The above photo is one of the bracelets he has made, we haven’t yet decided what we will put on the bracelets.)