The summer of 2016 kicked off our Bethel Kid's summer challenge: to provide birthday boxes for 3 kids in Northern Canada who otherwise might have gone without a birthday party. No cake. No decorations. No presents. We decided to let these kids know they are worth celebrating and that we love them, but even more importantly that Jesus loves them. This challenge was our first step in creating space for our Bethel Kids to be generous. Since then we have continued to make space for generosity with different giving projects.
Most recently our kids were praying for and supporting Ella and Azaiah Wylie, along with their parents Megan and Zach, who moved to Thailand last year to work with Imagine Thailand. As some of our church mission partners, we wanted to bless the work they are doing there and remind our kids here that people all over the world need Jesus.
We were also able to buy toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program again this year so that less fortunate kids here in Penticton would have the joy of unwrapping toys on Christmas morning. We have been blown away by the radical generosity of our Bethel Kids and think they are awesome!
We were able to send $200 to the Wylie Family in Thailand and we spent about $150 on toys for local kids this Christmas. Thanks to all the kids and families who made this possible.
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