Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Love in Action

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1John 3:18

Last week we were able to participate in a double service project. We're over achievers like that! Totally kidding :) Our homeschool group has adopted the local nursing home as a way to love on our community. We've been to sing for them for holidays, done a reverse trick or treat, and planted flowers with them. There is even talks of a future Bingo game with the kids playing too.

This past week we got together to make card with the residents, for the kids at Vidant Hospital. We found a connection with the hospital for children who receive outpatient chemo and others service through the children's hospital. We thought this would be a great way to love of the residents at the nursing home as well as some sick children who might need a pick me up during the week.

I could not have been more please with how the projects turned out. Everyone enjoyed themselves. It seemed a great lesson for the kids to learn, especially around Valentine's Day: loving people with our actions, our words, and our time.

Eden was able to work with Miss Sarah and Lydia making beautiful cards.

Josiah was the sticker king. He helped these ladies peel and place their stickers  on the cards. At one point he disappeared. I found him handing out cards to some of the residents in the front room. He didn't seem to understand the idea that the cards were not staying with the residents at the nursing home. It was "not fair!" So I let him pass out his cards to the little old ladies and the little old men. They loved it and him :)
Titus was also able to participate. He could put stickers on the papers. I am so happy that even as a 2 year old he get to participate in activities like these.

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