Monday, June 13, 2011

challenge to help the kids

Matthew 25:40 nlt
"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'

Matthew 19:14 nlt
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."

If you have been with me any length of time, you know that our biggest event of the year is our back2school outreach that takes place each fall.  This is the the same.  It is our 4th year, and our people and church and even community are excited about what we are able to do.  But it is time to YOU to join us or take the "challenge to help the kids" that I am sharing with you today.

Our goal is to help 1,000 kids get ready for a successful 2011-2012 school year.  Here is what each school age kid will get:

  • new shoes and socks (in partnership with who we purchase shows from)
  • each child's feet will be washed (as they have a conversation with volunteers)
  • new backpacks and school supplies
  • haircut
  • gently used clothes

It costs $15 per student to provide this ministry.  That is a total cost of $15,000.  What a huge work this is.  What an awesome way for us to share the love of God and to give hope to kids and their families.

Will you join the "challenge to help the kids" and provide for or adopt one or more of these 1,000 kids?  Over 30 people took this challenge yesterday, and we are looking for many more people who will do the same.

Please reply to this email if you will take the challenge and then give in one of these ways:

  • drop off your challenge donation at 2674 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, VA (we are open Monday through Thursday, 9am till 3pm; make checks payable to The Community Fellowship and note "back2school")
  • mail your donation to Post Office Box 388, Collinsville, VA 24078
  • click on this link to give online CLICK HERE (put in a note "back2school")
  • call 276-647-8231 to make other arrangements

Thanks for stepping forward to take this "challenge to help the kids".  Every gift is not only tax deductible but appreciated in a big way.  I can't wait to share more details with you in the coming weeks!

Psalm 62:5 nlt
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,for my hope is in him.

1 comment:

karentorr said...

lord willing I will be there 2 help what a blessing ..thank u 4 asking

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