We crossed the finish line to end our 25th summer experiencing the mighty privilege of outreach to kids and youth alongside life changing leadership development. Like the summer’s before, we concluded with an affirmation event, where this strong team clearly and creatively described what they saw in each other, their tenacity, their love, their leadership, their hope. It is a profound experience to hear these next generation leaders elevate the character qualities found in this determined bunch of young people who want to make a difference for the gospel that is good news to the poor.
Thanks to your prayers and support, our 25th Kids Club was one of the best ever! For most of the 600 kids who came, this is a time they look forward to all year. They all make friends, take field trips, learn new songs, hear about Jesus, and cram more fun into two weeks than any other time of the year at Neighborhood Ministries.
You have heard us say over the years that Kids Club is worth doing, in all its intricacies and devotion, simply for the ways in which leaders emerge and are developed. That has been true for the two and a half decades of this important part of Neighborhood and is even truer today when the majority of the leadership in the program comes from the community itself. Most having grown up as Kids Club kids themselves.
This is our 25th year hosting Kids Club and it continues to be the highlight of the summer for most of our Neighborhood kids. Many of our parents and children alike all have years of great memories.