Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Party with Mission Adelante This Saturday!

It's time to party! Mission Adelante's Spring trimester is coming to a close and this weekend we'll celebrate with a big bash at Bethany Community Center. Please join us! We'll grill burgers and dogs, and serve them with the Latin American side dishes that our students and participants will bring to share. There will be games and activities for the kids as well as an awards ceremony.

This trimester we will honor a record number of kids for memorizing eight or more Bible verses during the trimester! We will also give awards to a record number of kids for perfect attendance at Kids Adelante. This trimester we have averaged about 30 kids each week.

On the adult side, several level-one students will receive a full refund of their $30 tuition for attending at least 75% of the class sessions during the trimester, and 2 students will graduate from our five-level program.

If you are interested in volunteering with Mission Adelante please join us at the party this Saturday and check it out!

Time: 2:00-5:00 roughly

Place: Bethany Community Center (1120 Central Avenue; Kansas City, KS 66102)

Bring: a dessert or side dish

In other news:

  • Thirty-three kids and 10 adults enjoyed an outing to the Kansas City Wizards soccer game last Wednesday. Jeff Foster of the Wizards obtained donated tickets for the group to use.
  • Last week we mentioned Sara, one of our Bible study members who was concerned for financial trouble that her neighbor, Blanca, and her family were experiencing. On Saturday Seth and another volunteer delivered a full-size and two twin beds and sheets to Blanca's family, which was getting situated in a house they just moved in to and moved a sofa there from their previous residence. Blanca and two of her kids attended the worship celebration on Sunday.
  • The topic of giving was addressed in our community for the first time on Sunday evening. Jarrett used Biblical examples of benevolence to teach about the importance of caring for one another's needs. Those in attendance had the opportunity to place an offering in an envelope and leave the envelope near the exit. There was a great response to the teaching, and the funds will be used to directly meet the needs of the community.
  • Casey Kapple and a group from Emmanuel Baptist Church will conduct activities for the kids during the party this Saturday.

Prayer needs:

  • Good weather for the party this Saturday, and a good turnout of students, their friends and families, and volunteers.

Current needs:

  • Room dividers or cubicle walls
  • A portable MP3 player for Kids Adelante
  • Portable soccer goals
  • Tutors for an after-school program to begin this fall. If you're interested, contact Jarrett!

Important upcoming dates:

  • This Saturday, April 19; 2:00 p.m.: Trimester-end party at Bethany Community Center
  • May 24; 9:00 a.m.: Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • June 5: Summer trimester begins: ESL classes and Kids Adelante

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