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.
Here is a note from Kieki:
“Our Co-Op kids thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the Noah Afterschool Program. Our kids loved praying for the children, writing to their pen pals, and raising funds to support the Lakeside retreat this summer. There was renewed interest in mail delivery, and each Friday I was excitedly approached to see if I had letters from pen pals. It was a great enriching experience for us all. We hope we can continue to foster these relationships.”