Would you like to do something that requires very little effort for the mission portion of VBS this year? Consider getting labels from Hopegivers, wrapping them around empty soda cans and motivating the kids to see how many cans they can fill with change before the end of VBS. Have the kids set a goal for the number of cans they want to fill. Use a coke label for one team (girls) and a sprite label for another team (boys).
One church put a five-gallon bucket just inside the entrance of their church doors and people coming in and out of church services would throw their loose change into the bucket. We will get labels for five-gallon buckets too!
This is a project that works for all ages and programs.
This VBS or Sunday school missions project has success written all over it because everyone has spare change – even the kids! Mom’s purse is probably heavy because she throws her change into it when she is in a hurry. Even small children manage to collect loose change. Finders are keepers whenever change is found in the cushions of chairs, couches and the car floor!
Show the kids that they CAN feed the less fortunate by simply collecting nickels, dimes, quarters and even pennies. It all counts in God’s economy. A 12oz can or bottle:
Filled with quarters = $67.50 (feeds a child for 67 days)
Filled with dimes = $52.50 (feeds a child for 52 days)
Filled with nickels = $15 (feeds a child for 15 days)
Filled with pennies = $5 (feeds a child for 5 days)
Contact the office for more information at 1.866.373.4673 or email at email@example.com
Are you handy with needle and thread? Then help us make these simple puppets in which we place a New Testament or a “messenger” (audio Bible in Hindi) so we can introduce Jesus Christ to children who won’t hear otherwise. Click here to find the pattern and other instructions to create your very own handmade gift for an orphan. Puppet Pattern and Instructions
Walk for One…Give Hope Walk/5k
Friends all over the country are walking and running to help us raise funds to rescue and care for orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children! The third annual Walk for One/5k is scheduled for November 14, 2015 at 9 AM in Uptown Columbus. You can host a walk/5k with your church, community/service group, school, family or neighborhood anytime of the year. For additional information, contact us at 1.866.373. 4637 (HOPE) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop of Hope™
Mankind can survive for long periods of time without many things that we in the West consider critical to life. However, one cannot live more than three days without water. Sadly, one of the leading causes of death for children around our world is dirty water. Hopegivers has been drilling wells and providing water filters for many years. Still, with decades of effort, we have only scratched the surface.
Please contact us if your church or business would like to provide a well ($3000) for a hope home or one of our churches. We need thousands of water filters ($50) for our churches. Contact us directly (email@example.com) for more information.
“We won’t know until heaven how the Lord uses each puppet we made to draw a specific child to Him, but it will be worth the wait!” — Rhonda B. (CA)