We have made an exciting new connection! Kieki Du Plessis, of Wintonbury Church, has gone out of her way to connect us with her homeschool co-op and we have been extremely blessed because of it! The Co-Op Kids for Christ have about 22 families and 85 kids participating. The co-op is an informal group of moms who get together to teach their children and provide them with experiences where a large group setting is advantageous. The group asked to start a pen pal initiative with the kids in both of our Noah After School sites and it has been a ton of fun. We matched the co-op children with NAS children and they have been writing back and forth to each other for over a month now. The NAS kids loved receiving letters from their pen pals! The co-op also asked for prayer requests from us so they could be praying for our kids and Children’s Ministry as a whole every Friday when they meet. Just a week or so ago, Cheryl, the Antioch Site Manager attended the groups last session of the school year and was surprised with a donation of over $1,3000 to sponsor Camp Noah kids to go to Lakeside Christian Camp! Everything about this relationship has been a blessing; from the pen pal letters to the prayers and the generous donation, kids in Hartford are being impacted! We are so blessed to have the Co-Op Kids for Christ in our lives and look forward to strengthening our relationship with continued pen pal letters and hopefully a time where all of the kids can meet. This was such a great story we had to share it with all of you.