Local Mission Project
Each year we offer our children at VBS an opportunity to participate in a Community Missions project to benefit a local ministry. This year we are asking families to make a simple 'Blessing Bag' for the children of families receiving food assistance through Stafford Junction.
These little bags will be filled with kid friendly, easy to prepare, nutritious meals and snacks. You can help in a BIG WAY by filling a LITTLE BAG for a child.
Please purchase only SMALL sizes of the following items so that everything will fit into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. We purchased all of these items from the Dollar Tree.
1 SMALL jar of peanut butter
1 SMALL jar of jam or jelly
1 SMALL snack size cereal
2 CANS of a pasta meal
Operation Kid-to-Kid Mission Project
There are about 326 Native American reservations in North America. Approximately a million people call these stunning landscapes home. Countless factors have turned many reservations—which often cover vast, remote parts of the continent— into islands of need. For Native Americans living in hardship, even purchasing school supplies for their children can be a struggle. We’re here to help! As part of Monumental VBS, our church will take part in Operation Kid-to-Kid™, a mission project that gives kids the opportunity to share God’s love in a practical way. During VBS, kids and adults can bring donations that will be used to purchase items like notebooks, pencils, backpacks, and paper for kids on Native American reservations. With this project, $1 will help supply a child with the school tools needed for a whole school year! Operation Kid-to-Kid is possible through a partnership between Group Publishing VBS programs and World Vision (a Christian international relief organization). All donations will be sent directly to World Vision, who will purchase and then distribute the school supplies to select reservations.
If you’d like to contribute to this exciting program, send your donation with your child (or children) this week so it can be added to our community collection. After VBS ends, we’ll send our full collected donation to World Vision.