Sunday, August 16, 2015

Back to School!

Our ministry held a back to school outreach last weekend with the help of a local model plane flight demonstration team.

They put on an entertaining show that families enjoyed while munching on free hot dogs and lemonade.

Capt. Dennis has a very unique way of weaving the love of God with a bit of aviation history. With his stories of the Wright Brothers successes and failures, he imparts to adults and children alike that God has a plan for their lives, no matter what circumstances look like, no matter how many times they encounter failure and disappointment.

The parents went home with groceries and the kids went home with school supplies. One lucky little girl won a huge model plane!

 This weekend we partnered with a sister church at their outreach.

Volunteers of all ages from the church packed food boxes Thursday evening.

They served refreshments Saturday morning.

 Backpacks had been purchased and stuffed with school goodies.

The children participated in a very lively children's church service after playing video games & air hockey, while their parents heard a message encouraging them that they are very much loved and accepted by God.

At both outreaches, families left loaded down with love and encouragement, a box of groceries, a bag of meat, fruit, supplies to start the school year, and most importantly, the Good News of the Gospel, delivered in a gentle way.

I have a personal policy of not posting people's faces on my blog, especially children. I so wish I could! The way these children's faces lit up watching the planes, listening to Capt. Dennis' stories, and then at receiving their brand new backpacks was worth every penny donated, every minute spent preparing, every box packed. I got some precious, precious shots, but I'll leave you with this one...

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