Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Imagine


This is the second part to my series on serving with your kids this summer, the first part can be found here,
When You Serve Everybody Wins

Are you looking for some fun new things to do with your kids this summer? I know I always am. And A Call To Service (ACTS) will not only will give you some fun things to do together but it will also instill a love of serving, bonus!

If you want to join in the fun, I have some freebies for you (look below)!! And a giveaway of Imagination Station books #1-3 !!

So far we have sent love to a friend in the military with a box of her favorite things.My daughter loves to send her cards as well.

This past weekend, we worked on a day care in a low income part of town that caters to low income families. We painted, cleaned, organized, and built things all so that this daycare can better take care of it's precious students.

My kids missed out on this one because they are at grandparent's house at the moment, but they would have been there if they were here.


Now, I'd like you to meet Matthew: He has a super inspiring story.



Fourteen-year-old Matthew, a dedicated Adventures in Odyssey fan and natural tech whiz, was inspired by a trip to the Apple store to create a smartphone app for his church. Since then, he has created 21 apps for different ministries, including his local pregnancy resource center, Joni and Friends (an international ministry for people with disabilities), and even an “Adventures in Odyssey Fan News” app! Matthew used his God-given talents and imagination to bless others through technology. Which of your kid’s unique gifts are waiting to be unleashed for God’s use?

Matthew's story is a great example that age has nothing to do with our abilities, we can do and serve no matter our age!

Adventures in Odyssey is all about great stories—and the power of the imagination. The beloved audio dramas are heard on over 700 radio stations, and AIO has recently expanded to books and devotionals—including The Imagination Station series, a fast-growing line of early chapter readers, to give you a preview check out the link below to find the first book!

FREE e-book of Imagination Station #1, Voyage with the Vikings :Voyage with the Vikings

 ***An ACTS “Summer of Service” kit, available for download here:Summer of Service Kit

To be entered into the giveaway of Imagination Station books 1-3, leave me a comment, even better, is a comment on some suggestions for serving. I'm always looking for new ways to get the kids involved.

I'll let random.org choose a winner on Mon 24th.and will contact the winner.



Linking with Soli deo Gloria, Titus 2sdays, Women Helping Women, The Better Mom Mondays, Winsome Wed, Works For Me Wed

13 comments :

  1. I love that you are doing this with your kids!!

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  2. How neat to hear kids doing these kind of unselfish, worthwhile things! bless you.

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    1. I think it's the only way to beat the selfishness that seems to permeate within us. Children love to serve they just need some direction.

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  3. How wonderful that you are doing this with your kids. I smiled big over sending some love to your military friend. Oh how much I know it will be received with such joy.
    Blessings,
    Beth

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    1. Oh Beth! Thank you so much!! I'm thankful to you and your organization Operation Serve Our Troops for they way they love on our military! YOU are a HUGE blessing!

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  4. Hi Alecia, serving as a family is a great thing. We're headed to work at our church's VBS this next week as a family with teens. And with my four year old? Hm, thanks for the reminder to be more intentional with him too.

    Regarding your comment on my post "A Midsummer's Conversation" about Jesus serving in a place of weariness, thanks. It's had me thinking all week too. I love that the Bible can do that to us.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    2. Blessings Jennifer. If you check out the link above in the picture they have some great ideas for serving with your kids-easy peasy :)

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  5. This is great...I love how you're involving your kids in serving others! Awesome. :)

    I took my daughter to a nursing home a couple times last year, and it was incredible to watch her interact with and love the people there. (And they loved seeing a sweet little girl who was all about hugs and smiles and chatting!) Kids have the ability to look beyond age and circumstances and just love, and it's something I want to continue to give her opportunities to do. There is also a day care for underprivileged kids within walking distance of us...I'd love to take her there sometime, but I'm not sure what their policies are. So true...our kids are never too young to serve and impact lives! Blessings, friend...I hope you're having a great week!

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    1. Hey Mel! I'm sure that daycare is a lot like the one we worked at this past wknd. They depend a lot of volunteers bc only 40% of tuition goes to help out with things around the school, the city helps too, but it's still isn't enough. I'm sure whatever you wanted to do to help them out the would GREATLY appreciate it. Hope you have a great week too!

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