Update Oct. 2:
We had a tremendous opening to our first week of our AMAZING gRACE promotion in Kidstown today! The attendance jumped from an average of 35 weekly to 53 today!! The teen helpers were great with the passports and the day was well spent with this first week kickoff. The kids are excited and next week should be even better with week two lifting up the our missionaries in Brazil.
Josh and Tiffany Plew opened up the contest with a bang. They will be a hard act to follow. We talked about Mexico and the Garzas today with Larry Wells dressed as … and Nelson Escalante and Amado singing Spanish Bible songs.
Next week we’ll lift up the Vergiels in Brazil. We had so much going on today with the introduction of the contest that we had to postpone the piñata bashing until next week. It should still fit in nicely since next week is Brazil week and we’ll do this outside weather permitting.
The passports were done so professionally and the kids were really excited to have them as their own passports. The stamps of different countries to put into the passports was an excellent idea! I feel that this was a tremendous idea and I’m grateful for Beth Crockett and Carol Parker making sure these were done. They look absolutely beautiful!
Thanks everyone for such a great kickoff to this contest. Our prayer should be that through this contest God would call laborers into his harvest field. Wouldn’t that be wonderful to see some of our junior church kids end up serving on the mission field?
THE AMAZING gRACE: God’s Grace Around the Globe
This fall (9/30-12/2) in Kidstown, we will look at the countries and cultures of our own missionaries as we race around the globe each week.
Be sure to come out every week and get your passport stamped for a different country. Kidstown kids with at least 8 countries stamped will receive the faithfulness prize on Dec. 9—a trip to Roll Arena!
Here are the countries we will "visit" on our Amazing Race to see God's grace around the globe:
1. Mexico- Garzas
2. Brazil- Vergiels
3. Ivory Coast- Crocketts
4. Germany- McKenzies
5. Ukraine- Wingets
6. Israel- Kalishers
7. India- Thomases
8. Indonesia- Caasis
9. Philippines- Ambrocios
10. Australia- Childs