Thursday, June 6, 2013

“Fill a backpack—Make an Impact” Summer 2013

Back To School Drive In Support of Literacy
“Fill a backpack—Make an Impact”
Summer 2013

Our children have enough to worry about without being concerned with back to school items. To our children, having back to school clothing and supplies makes a big difference. And the absence of these necessities distracts them from dealing with their educational pursuits.

This summer we are asking you to help our back to school campaign effort. We are requesting monetary and in-kind donations in the form of clothing, books, backpacks, educational supplies and other items that you might take for granted but can make a huge difference in the lives of our children. 

We value our children because they are our future and education is key to their success. Won't you help?

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Three Kernels of Corn Parable

Three Kernels of Corn Parable
By: Author Unknown

Three young men were once given three kernels of corn
apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out
into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good
fortune. The first young man put his three kernels of corn
into a bowl of hot broth and ate them.

The second thought, I can do better than that, and he
planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he
had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the
stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.

The third man said to himself, I can do better than that!
He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his
three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the
stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the
second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third.

His one full stalk's worth of replanted corn kernels gave
him 200 stalks of corn! And the kernels of these he
continued to replant, setting aside only a bare minimum to
eat. He eventually planted a hundred acres of corn. With
his fortune, he not only won the hand of the sweet maiden
but purchased the land owned by the sweet maiden's father.
And he never hungered again.

The more you give, the more you get. However, that should
NOT be the reason for your giving.

Dear Lord

Dear  Lord,

As our children get ready for the school year and all the parents work to make the transition  an easy one, We pray in a collective voice, with hearts that are loving and caring for the safety, protection, health and the fullfillment of dreams of our children.

May they find joy in learning, may they find treasures in the books and words of their teachers.

Dear  Lord  may the teachers find joy in teaching our children, may they also find treasures in the words of our children.  May all the parents have the means to provide the best environment for nurturing and growing healthy bodies, souls and minds.  Yes Lord we ask that your grace be upon our families from the youngest to the eldest, though near or far let your blessings reach them oh Lord.

Dear  Lord  cover the children and the teachers  with your blanket that is rich with wonder and amazement, rich with love and abundance, rich with unity, rich with life, rich with will, rich with power, rich with your grace, and  cover them oh Lord, so they may never be separated from your grace.

We ask you Lord to protect the roads that our children travel on to get to school, touch the minds of those who are driving our children to school—teach them patience Lord, and let it be a year with safety as a primary concern. Let it be a year of attentiveness to not only with what we do but also what others are doing on the road. We need you as our driving partner, we need you to step in and bridge the gap where we fall short.

Dear  Lord  we ask these things in prayer on behalf of our children and the families across this Land We Love.  

May  all of our children and teachers and parents have great school year!