Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stuffed with Love!

The first Christmas gift came on Christmas Eve...a trip to Build-a-Bear. Centenary United Methodist in Shelbyville, KY sponsored the trip. The kids had a blast through the whole process, and they love their bears!

First you have to warm up the heart!

Then you make a wish...

Once your bear is stuffed, you have to give it a shower and a brushing...

Then you pick the outfit!

After about an hour and a half, we had successfully stuffed, brushed, dressed (and in some cases re-dressed), and named 13 new friends. Thanks for a special memory Centenary!


They all have a story...

This year's children came to us all the way from Nepal, Uganda and the Philippines. Most of them come from children's homes, but they all have a story of trials that God has brought them through. Some of them have faced things in their young lives that most of us won't face in a lifetime. We praise the Lord for the ministries that love and care for these kids, and most importantly, are teaching them what it means to live for Christ. These children are the future Christian leaders to some of the most unreached areas of our world. We are so blessed to be able to disciple them and have them here as missionaries to the U.S. this year.

give hope

Everywhere we tour, people have the opportunity to give HOPE by sponsoring a child. Just $30 a month provides a little boy or girl with food, clothing, medicine and an education, but it also gives that child the opportunity to hear about Jesus...the only HOPE for eternity! Maybe this is something you've always wanted to do, but you just wanted to make sure it was a trustworthy organization. Maybe you came to a concert and are still thinking about it. Whatever the case, we hope that you will prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. There's no better time to invest in eternity! 

Tour Schedule

'09-'10 tour schedule to come...we'll be heading west this year!