Friday, April 04, 2014

Helping hands 4KIDS

Posted by:  Local Missions 
Our second day of the local trip began with devotions, led by Gabrielle Perez and Julia Novaes. They talked about the importance of standing up for your faith and appreciating how privileged we are to live where we do, and to go to the school that we do. After devotions and prayer, the local trip group gathered the extraordinary amount of donations, in both the high school and downstairs office, and loaded them into the bus. We left for 4 KIDS, in Ft. Lauderdale, with an attitude for serving. When we arrived at 4KIDS, everybody was extremely nice, and we were directed to a conference-like room where we were given free breakfast and a brief introduction to what the 4KIDS organization is all about. The introduction was extremely eye opening. We were told about how so many kids are brought out of their homes, due to various reasons, such as forms of physical abuse and/or the inability of their parents or guardians to take care of them properly.

Next, we were guided to the 4KIDS warehouse, which is the place that all of the donated children's clothes and games go to. We spent the morning to the afternoon sorting out children's clothing, making sure every article was placed into the age appropriate bin. We all worked together to make sure that the clothes were in the correct category, which would make finding them that much easier for the children who would need them, after unfortunately being taken from their homes, possessing only the clothes on their back.

Around the afternoon, the local missions left 4KIDS and went out for lunch. We then traveled back to 4KIDS to finish any work that needed to be done, prayed once finished, and then departed back to Boca Christian. Today was a very productive day and we look forward to working with the children at the Florence Fuller Center next week!


Anonymous Kendra Reed said...

I'm SO glad you guys did this! When our last 2 kids came to us in January, they truly did come with NOTHING! They literally had only the clothes they were wearing and their backpacks from school. I went to the 4kids warehouse looking for clothes for them and the bins were all mixed up, making it impossible to find things that fit them!

Thank you for helping!

4/05/2014 8:03 AM  
Blogger Ruthie Weil said...

What a blessing and fantastic opportunity for you to serve right here in our own backyard! Thank you for your faithfulness and hard work!

4/05/2014 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Carey Campbell Norris said...

Thanks for all your support & hard work in our home town where it is so needed. May God Bless your time helping & for Him to show you the blessings here too!

4/08/2014 7:09 PM  

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