Written by Laxmi Gurung, Ministry Apprentice
We launched Refugee Kids Club in the summer of 2017. The purpose of this program is to help kids learn about Jesus and to provide them a safe place to play. Refugee Kids Club has been a great place for kids to make friends and have fun. We welcome any kids that want to come and get involved with us. Right now we have kids from four different countries: Burma, Nepal, Mexico, and the United States. It is wonderful to see kids coming together from different backgrounds and having fun with each other.
We also have amazing volunteers that are believers. They are committed to coming every week, so they are always there to help the kids. We have gotten to know each other better and that is what keeps this program going. So far the journey of Refugee Kids Club has been great and seeing God at work in this program is a blessing.
We ended our second trimester on December 5th. We had a party and celebrated together with English Club as most of the kids’ parents are learning English in that program. It was great to see the kids present their verses and sing the song that they have been learning in Refugee Kids Club in front of their parents.
I believe that a program like Refugee Kids Club in our community is very helpful because our community is incredibly diverse, and I believe that starting something small through kids can help bring us together by starting friendships. I also believe that investing in children is important because they are the future of our community.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
- Adelante Thrift is in need of new of toys for parents to purchase as Christmas gifts for their children at a lower cost. Donations are accepted at Adelante Thrift: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. 3720 State Ave Kansas City, Kansas 66102
- Our Leaders In Training program is in need of volunteers! For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at www.missionadelante.org/kids.
- Are you interested in combining your love of the arts and disciple-making? We are launching Adelante Arts Community in January 2018 and we're looking for volunteers to help! Visit www.missionadelante.org/arts for more information.
- Do you have a gently-used acoustic guitar that you're not using? Adelante Arts Community needs it! We are in need of three acoustic guitars for our new program. Please email Gissell Vazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate a guitar.