Who Is My Neighbor? (KidVenture Flood Buckets)

The children (and their youth and adult partners) in KidVenture collected and packed 29 Flood/Cleaning Buckets on Wednesday night!  These children wanted to help those devastated by the recent hurricanes and one of the first things people need are supplies to clean and disinfect their now mold-covered homes.  A flurry of energy and enthusiasm filled the room as children from the ages of 4-11 worked together so that all the supplies were packed in a specific way in order to fit into the bucket.  As the hurricanes kept coming and coming, one of our Calvary members talked to her coworkers and they donated supplies.  Many of the buckets were donated by Lowes, through the coordination of one of these coworkers.  

In packing the buckets, another blessing took place as older children were engaged in helping younger children.  For instance, the 5th graders were paired to be buddies with the 4 year olds, the 4th graders with the Kindergarteners, etc.  This reinforced the concept that we all work together and help each other in the body of Christ.

After the buckets were filled, everyone in the room stretched out their arms and prayed a blessing over these supplies and those who would be using them.  What an incredible gift for these children to give to those who have been so ravaged with hurricanes.

These buckets will be taken to the United Methodist Midwest Mission Distribution in Chatham, IL, where they will then be distributed to those who need them.  If you’d like to learn more about that incredible ministry, check out the newsletters here.  This ministry is also supported financially by Calvary through your Outreach Team.  Thank you for your support!

About the Author
Debbie Reese is the Co-Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC