Your CMD 2018 Stories (Part 2)

We have more stories for you! Let's hear what children from across the country did for this year's Children's Missions Day to serve their communities. 

“Each church served at a different location. Elizabeth planted flower beds and ranked leaves at Acadian Baptist Center. Grace Community served at the Basile Nursing Home by teaching the residents how to make a pinwheel snack along with providing bingo prizes and leading bingo with residents. Emmanuel Baptist served at Iota Christian Care Center by folding and sorting clothes. Prior to the event, they had a food drive and used the food to help fill the food pantry at the center. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church served homebound residents. They did chores and sung songs. The residents told the children their salvation experiences. Sanctuary of Praise served at our very own Clothes Closet in Gueydan, Louisiana. New Life Community Arnaudville served at their local nursing home by doing a craft and playing bingo with the residents. They brought blankets and other items to each resident. After all the churches finished serving at their location, they headed to the LSUE Baptist Collegiate Ministry building from 9 – 11 a.m. to have a color run and poster contest using the theme Mission: Hit the Road. The three winners received free scholarships to attend summer camp this summer. We had 46 posters turned in. We picked one winner each from grades 1 – 3, grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 – 12. The young lady who won in the 7 – 12 category told us she had never done anything like this before and was so happy she had participated. What a blessing this day was. Two churches started brand new children’s ministries in their church by participating in Children’s Missions Day. They previously had no children’s ministry leader or group. When they started advertising this event, two leaders stepped forward and children were gathered. What an amazing blessing to have two new children’s ministries start in two churches. God is faithful." (For a glimpse of their great day, check out the photo to the right!)

— Elizabeth Loewer, for the children of Eunice, Louisiana

“Our church has a regular ministry outreach each month at a local nursing home. This year, our group decided to join the team and go to the nursing home to participate in a church service for the residents. We sang songs, listened to the Bible story and interacted with the residents. The children performed a song from a previous Vacation Bible School for the residents. We had a great time bringing worship to people who can’t get out and go to worship services.”

— Joni Payne, for the children at First Baptist Interlachen in Interlachen, Florida

“We decided to serve our community on Saturday by baking cookies, writing thank-you notes and sharing a New Testament in which we highlighted favorite verses, and we delivered all to our local firefighters and EMS workers. On Sunday, we chose to serve our church family by cleaning up after our annual chili cook-off. The children washed and dried dishes, cleaned up the tables and picked up all the trash. Our children LOVED both events!”

Theresa Krieg, for the children at Red Land Baptist in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

“Our Children in Action and Mission Friends teamed up and collected travel-size toiletry items, hand sanitizer, facial tissue and lip balm. Then they assembled hygiene kits.These kits were taken to Daily Bread Ministry in our local town to be given to those who come there for their Free Sack Lunch For the Hungry ministry. We included a tract in each kit along with a Jesus Loves You note from the children. The kids had fun bagging the items into kits!”

— Mary Alice Edwards, for the CAs and Mission Friends of Unity Baptist Church in Allardt, Tennessee

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