At Kids Klub yesterday evening, we studied the parable of the sower. In this class, cheese popcorn “seeds” were “planted” along the “path” on the table. The kids were more than ready to gobble up the popcorn when it was finally allowed, although I suppose the analogy of the parable suffered a bit with that…

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As streams of data begin to be released by the U.S. Census Bureau, their findings regarding the poverty level in Arizona caught my attention this week. Arizona is ranked second in the nation in the percentage of residents living at or below poverty level. In Arizona, 1 in 5 residents live in poverty, and over…

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After submitting reports, undergoing site visits and interviews, and attending numerous trainings, Aim Right has been awarded a $15,000 matching grant by the Mission Increase Foundation (MIF), a national organization that assists non-profit ministries in Biblical fundraising, giving, and discipleship. From now until December 15, 2010, your gift is eligible to be applied toward this…

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After some singing led by Andrea and Jasmine, the youngest classes (K-2nd grade) headed downstairs for their rally time. One of the purposes of rally is to reinforce and review the past weeks’ Bible stories, and these youngsters did a fabulous job of answering questions during our review game. If you answered a question correctly,…

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Sometimes eating bagels pays off. The local Einstein bagel shop is one that Andrea has frequented during her time in Phoenix, and she recently found out that they were hiring. She filled out an application, had an interview, and is now a shift manager at Einstein’s. Perhaps I should add that her shifts usually start…

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Boys are outnumbering the girls in Kids Klub attendance. Why? I don’t really know, although it makes for a little more rambunctious crowd! Wednesday evening we studied the story Jesus told about the wise man and the foolish man. In classes where students are of reading age, we try to have enough Bibles available so…

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The Rec Center opened this afternoon, so the place is abuzz with action! This game is apparently the most popular. The new intern team continues to be initiated. At Teen Night on Friday evening, Caleb had prepared special diapers for them. Here they are opening their precious little bundles. Caleb was nice enough to put…

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Opening night of Kids Klub brought lots of….. KIDS! Wow, Joel is fitting in quite well already! On Tuesday afternoon, we visited our routine Kids Klub attenders from last year, as well as several new children who attended VBS this summer, and invited them to Kids Klub. And then we tried to formulate a plan…

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