Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back to School Bash "The Results"

Today was an incredible day of seeing the fruits of our labor enriching the lives of others. Through our dedication to Gods word, lives were changed today and hundreds of people were able to experience the love of Christ through his disciples. Take It To The Streets had 15 volunteers pick up 12 children from our outreach neighbor and give them a ride to Hampton Park. Partnered with Without Walls Ministry we helped man the stations as hundreds of children filled the park. There were games and activities for all the kids from jump castles, a water spout cooling area, pony rides, games, worship, to a puppet show displaying the gospel of Jesus Christ with an alter call for the children. Each child that came through was given a bag full of school supplies to start the new school year off with.

Each of the kids we took with us to Hampton Park were given their own new book bags full of school supplies. After we we brought them home we handed out the book bags to all of the children, who were all smiles at their new gifts. One of the kids who rode with me today was talking the whole way home about how he was looking forward to getting a Batman backpack. Though we did not have a Batman backpack he did receive a Spider-Man backpack full of new school supplies. As I walked him home he was sporting his new book bag like he was king of the hill. He walked up to his dad in the front yard and said "I can't wait to go back to school now"!

I could go on about today's events but I will leave that for others to post. I do want to share with you how much we were able to collect through the combined efforts of our different small groups. THANK YOU to all of you who were able to help us make such an impact in the lives of these children.

We collected:
24 Erasers
15 Packs of colored pencils
31 Boxes of Crayons
10 Bottles of glue
50 Markers
23 Scissors
45 Highlighters
38 Glue sticks
766 Pencils
35 Folders
46 Spiral Notebooks
23 Packs of Paper
13 Book Bags
11 3 Ring Binders
2 Protractors
2 Compasses
13 Rulers
3 Composition Notebooks
131 Pens

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Martha Martin August 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

God is so good! All the girls in my small group were excited to see how much was collected. Thank you to all God's people for being the vessels who made impacts on so many children.


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