Last year around the Holiday Season, the boys did 25 Random Acts Of Kindness (for neighbors, friends, family and others) ... you can see the post about it HERE!
This year we have decided to complete our Acts Of Kindness in a different way! Below is our Prayer Map we have hanging in our kitchen. It is to remind us to pray for organizations, friends, family, our county and more! Our children have been working on ways they can show acts of kindness to "friends we have not met yet" :-)
~ Aidan and Noah's first act of kindness was to collect can goods for our local food pantry. They are going to deliver the food and voluntary to help out for a few hours. As you can see in the picture below Noah was very excited to collect cans.. he started by placing all of our can food into his box, lol!! Such a sweet heart he has!
~ Next, we contacted a few missionary families and the boys are in the process of writing letters of encouragement and creating care packages for those families. (One family is living in Zambia and the other family is doing missionary work in the Ukraine). It has been a blessing getting to know these two families!
~ The boys wanted to get their Sunday School Class involved in acts of kindness. My husband is the Sunday School teacher and after talking with his class they all decided instead of drawing names and exchanging gifts this year... they will make boxes for Christmas For An Orphan. This is a WONDERFUL program. Anyone who can please get involved. It's so easy to order your free boxes and give a Christmas to children who wouldn't have one without these gifts. We made three boxes last year as a family and hope to complete more in the coming years! Please visit their website and watch the video that explains the program!
~ Any Soldier - Please visit this website, pick a soldier and send a care package! Our family is in the process of sending out four care packages. And just like Christmas For An Orphan listed above.. these packages are easy to fill. The soldiers are asking for food, snacks, razors, soap... such simple.. yet helpful items.
~ Another organization that has become dear to our hearts is Operation Baby Rescue. You can sponsor a child, send a gift of hope or donate to their program. You can also set up your own website through them to collect donations! This Christmas, they are bringing awareness to Uganda.
These are a few acts of Kindness our family is working on this holiday season. Please join us in showing ACTS OF KINDNESS to everyone you can!!
Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Matthew 28:19 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
~ Along with our Random Acts Of Kindness the boys have been learning more about missionary's.. and the amazing work they do for The Lord. I wanted to share the books we have been enjoying as a family. These are all amazing books that help open your eyes to God's blessings!
As David Livingstone, once said "This generation can only reach this generation. But will we raise our children to effectively impact their generation for Jesus Christ?"