This week we combined our classes for an intergenerational mission minded class. We like to do this occasionally to allow children, youth, and adults to learn and work alongside each other in intentional ways. Read below to find out what we did.
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You may be surprised to learn that over the course of a year, more than 800 children experience homelessness in Guilford County. There are several places in the community that offer transitional housing for parents and their children. In the Intergenerational Mission Minded Class this past Sunday, September 6, we learned about three of these local shelters – Mary’s House, Pathways Shelter and the YWCA Family Shelter. We also discussed the stress that can accompany homelessness and how it affects children. Although we only had an hour to learn and do something, we were hopefully able to make a difference.
Deep breathing has been shown to help reduce stress. And, what better way to get kids to breathe deeply than by blowing bubbles! So, we made homemade bubbles and homemade bubble wands to deliver to kids at Mary’s House, Pathways Shelter and the YWCA Family Shelter. Three families took on the responsibility of contacting the shelters and delivering the bubble kits. It was a great morning of sharing the love of Christ though action!