The Backpack Project - Summer 2008
Last summer some very special friends helped with a project to get more kids learning about Jesus AND attending school. Here’s my note of thanks back to those terrific people and some pictures to give you a feel for the project . . .
See what it means - For the King and His Kids!
We did the loyalty contest where the kids took the past ten weeks to earn the privilege to receive a backpack.
The first weekend 539 kids grades one through 10 had completed the requirement of ten weeks attendance. We outfitted them with backpacks and school supplies, oh how blessed and happy they and their families were.
This weekend we will have more kids getting them as well, since many missed a week, and we set it up on loyalty (being faithful to come learn about Jesus). We will distribute all of the supplies on a first come first serve basis. (While supplies last.)
Sandy is in Idaho spending some closure time with her mom before ‘grandma’ goes to heaven. Sandy emailed me from there saying: “I am so glad that 500 plus backpacks got out. That just makes me so happy, and yet want to cry knowing how much a blessing they are to all those kids and their families…
I think the Mama's and Papa's feel the blessing so much, in seeing how much we were able to give, (because others gave so much!!!)
Dot’s family, said it very clearly, Tell Aunty Sandy thank you so much for all the backpacks and school clothes and shoes.
They couldn’t afford them this year and they didn’t know where they were going to be able to get them.
We are blessed, so blessed. To give what others give to us.
In it for the King & His kids,
Darrell & Sandy Blatchley
Family Circus Children’s Ministry
Davao City Philippines