Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Afterschool Crew & Outreach

And if you think I already had my hands full....

I want you to meet the "afterschool crew"!!!! We have 2 friends stay with us afterschool for a few hours!!

If all kids were as easy as these two... I'd take more in:) Love these kids;)

I saw this Outreach linkup from The HomeSchool Village on a friend's blog. To be honest, I get soo overwhelmed and consumed with all the "book learning" the kids and I do that I often neglect reaching beyond our home. Sure, occassionally we'll have friends over for dinner and always stop to talk to neighbors on walks, etc!! But there could be soo much more!!

We are involved with outreach activities through our church. Being pastor kids, they get volunteered a lot;) But I really think my kids LOVE picking up neighborhood friends for Awana or helping on Operation In As Much projects,etc! And we pack our Christmas Shoe Boxes for Samaritans Purse (actually recieved a letter from Botswana this year!!).

Funny thing is that I've already been brainstorming how to pray weekly for some of our "shut-in"/older church members. And then having the kids make something for them and us visit them. Our members LOVE seeing the kids (not sure if they would LOVE seeingthe kids in THEIR house... just kidding... LOL!!!). But I do think many would appreciate more visits;)

So this has really challenged me to start placing some simply ministry and outreach items on our schedule weekly! Looking forward to getting more ideas from this linkup:)


Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

Thanks for linking up at the Friday Blog Hop!
We're following you now!

Jill said...

Hi! Just found your blog from Friday's blog hop and became a new follower. I am a stay at home Mom of two girls. Hope you will stop by and consider following me back.
Have a great weekend!

Jessica @ Mother of Action said...

LOL!! As I know my Pastor's wife, and you being a Pastor's wife ~ your life is volunteer work 24/7!! Thank you! I know you encourage fellow Christians in the name of our Lord. I wouldn't fret too much other than the most important thing ~ helping people get Saved! Thanks for sharing! :) Happy Homeschooling!

Layton Family Joy said...

Hi - thanks for linking up this week - so glad you found us!

I love the idea of doing something for the church elderly. I wish seeing old men didn't make me cry so much and miss my own grandfathers.

Glad this topic inspired you! Thanks for joining us - I hope to see you around more link ups!

the hsv

Cheryl said...

Sweet! It's so nice they enjoy volunteering. I love the idea of helping shut-ins!

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Friday's blog hops. Glad I came across your blog. I will be back. Blessings...

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Bunch of Barrons said... are one busy mama! :)