This past Saturday, our church handed out 85 backpacks full of school supplies to kids in our area of town. We rented out space at a park just down the street from the church, brought in some bounce houses and invited our neighbors (via door hangers two weeks ago) to come for free school supplies. We were able to help families get the supplies they needed for their kids, pray for a few people and meet some of our neighbors. We were trying to demonstrate God's love in a practical way, and for at least 85 kids, practical needs were met. Brooke did a GREAT job coming up with this idea and organizing everything to make it happen. I think a number of people caught a vision and I'm excited to see what happens next school year.
Click on the picture above to view our church's Flicker page with the outreach photos. There will be a link where you can view the pictures as a slide show if you wish.