CM Mission Projects
Each quarter our His Kids and Little Explorers Sunday morning classes collect an offering for a new missions project. This project is usually related to kids in some other part of the world. Usually the first Sunday of the quarter, the kids are introduced to the project during our opening. They learn a little about what the project is, where the country is on a map, how to say a few words like “please” and “thank you” in that language. We chart the progress of our collecting in some classes and on a bulletin board in the hallway.
We are blessed in that we do not use our offering money to buy our curriculum for the classes here. We use it as a teaching tool for our kids to learn about the world of missions and how they can be a part of that. We encourage parents to have some chores for the kids to do each week that help them “earn” their offering. We also suggest that the information sheet we send home each quarter is placed on the refrigerator for the whole family to remember to pray for that people group for the quarter.
This Quarter's Mission Project - Blankets for Bosnia
Just 4 months ago, Bosnians experienced the worst flooding in 150 years. Bosnia's foreign minister has said the destruction is comparable to that of the 1992-95 war that killed 100,000 people and still scars the country. It is a disaster that Bosnia – one of the poorest countries in Europe, 45% unemployment – cannot afford. The landslides created as floodwaters subside are shifting the uncleared wartime minefields, making recovery dangerous.
In the midst of this, Jesus is equipping His church to respond. One believer who is a contractor by trade has helped rehab 16 families’ homes. Others are trying to provide food and clothing, as many families lost everything.
Our fall quarter Sunday School project is to provide blankets for families as a tangible example of Jesus’ love. Each blanket costs $10. Pray our Sunday School students find ways to earn money to give towards the blankets. Pray that the blankets display love and bring hope reflecting Jesus to Bosnians in need.