Sunday, July 25, 2010

Giving Back

 I'm so excited about this opportunity my 10 year old has that i just had to share it with you all. Our church is having a mission trip for children entering 4th and 5th grades and my son was more then happy to jump on this experience. The children are going to a low-economic area of Belle Glade (a city about 45 miles from where we live) with the purpose of helping others. They will be stuffing backpacks full of school supplies for the children  who otherwise would not be able to afford them.  I know this will be a great experience for Johnny because he is my boy who doesn't understand that some people don't have the things we do and sometimes we take what we have for granite. Some people in Belle Glade have no air conditioning. You drive by and see doors and windows open in these apartments and it feels like 100 degrees outside. This is a perfect chance for him to see and appreciate what he has and to give back. These children are going to be so happy to just have a new backpack and new supplies. All the children leave Wednesday morning on a bus so please keep them in your prayers and I will be sure to post some pictures of this great mission trip.

11 comments:

  1. I think giving back is so important...sounds like a great experience! :)

    I'm now following from MBC.
    DigiMom
    www.digicrumbs.com

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  2. Great post! I was thinking about putting my son in a program that gives back to the community. It teaches our children responsibility and the best time to teach them that is at a young age.

    ~Tisha~

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  3. I just wrote down Johnny's name on my prayer list. It sounds like it's going to be an awesome experience!
    Big Fat Mama

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  4. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

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  5. That sounds like a wonderful project. Hope your son gets as much out of it as he puts into it!
    Found you on MBC and am now a follower.

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  6. Hi! Sounds like a great opportunity! Stopping by from MBC... have a great day!
    Jessica

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  7. Nice post! I'm a new follower from MBC! Hope you can return the follow :)

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  8. It is awesome your son got that opportunity. I'm pretty sure he will enjoy it to the max. Can't wait to see the photos and hear more from his trip!

    Sofia
    http://frompdxwithlove.com

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  9. Following from mbc.
    I love your blog and the way you educate your children.
    Hope you check out my blog when you are free and follow me back!

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    Sofia

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