Faith Like a Child
A few weeks ago, our 4th Graders held a bake sale after church to raise money for missions efforts accross the world. They made the food themselves (with some possible parental supervision), and manned the tables themselves.
A few nights ago, having recieved the money from those purchasing goods, I went onto the Samaritan's Purse website and ordered my 4th grade Sunday school kids' "shopping list" of items they chose to buy with their missions bake sale money. They bought a cow/ox for a farmer. They paid for a child's entire cleft palate surgery. They donated food, clothes, shoes and blankets to refugee families and those affected by natural disasters. They contributed to children's literacy programs, bought hot meals for a child in a school/orphanage, and provided a week's worth of life-saving nutrition to 4 starving babies. They gave a family a household water filter system and chipped in to a village's clean-water project. They provided soccer balls and sports equipment for evangelistic athletic programs, donated money to help a child receive heart surgery, helped renovate a mission hospital, provided Bibles and Christian literature to churches and paid the postage on 4 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes whose donors couldn't afford to. Last but not least, 3 rural families somewhere in the world will be getting flocks of baby chicks. And in all these projects, the Gospel will be shared.
2,000 years ago, Jesus fed a multitude with 5 loaves and 2 fish that a boy was willing to give. Our kids had a table of brownies and cupcakes to give...and a multitude of people around the world will be blessed by their work and the generosity of our SABC family. $1,100 total!!!
- Nicole Sellers
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