What an incredible weekend this is with KiDSCOR missions! Some of our kindergarteners are headed off to Omaha to plant a community garden, work in a food pantry, learn about diversity and visit the zoo! Several third graders are off to St. Louis to work in a homeless shelter, serve meals and learn about poverty. Our fifth grade group begins training for our summer mission trip to New York City where we will work in a food pantry, work in a community garden, learn about homelessness, and visit museums designed to teach about immigration and diversity.
Serving others is such an important part of growing in our faith. When our kids see us helping a neighbor, volunteering at church, serving in the wider community or participating in a mission trip, they learn about compassion, getting along with others, using their gifts and being the body of Christ. As we model lives of service and provide opportunities for our kids to join in these experiences, we also grow closer to God and more connected as a family.
This weekend, please pray for all of those involved in the KiDSCOR mission trips. Find a way to serve here in Kansas City whether it be at church or in the community. And if you will have a kindergartener, third grader or fifth graders next year, consider joining in on one of the mission trips in 2016!
(Pictured below: KiDSCOR Omaha Missions Team and KiDSCOR St. Louis Missions Team)