Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ministry Opportunity: Childcare Volunteer Needed!

Even Superheros have to walk to dinner sometimes!
Each year our team has a face-to-face meeting somewhere. This year the team meeting was in Albania. You'll remember that Jeff attended the meeting alone because Alicia and Ethan were "banished" to the U.S. awaiting visa paperwork. Next year, our team will have a joint meeting with our colleagues from the Romany team on March 27-31, 2014 in  Palma de Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain.

There are many logistics involved in such a meeting, of course.  But there’s one important question that we, as parents, think of immediately: While the adults meet, what will the kids be doing?  It’s an important question for two reasons. First, the adults will need to give their full attention during the meeting times.  But even more important for us is that this time can be a real ministry to our kids. Seldom do they get to meet and play together, with other kids who can completely understand what it’s like to be in their shoes.

We’re looking for someone to love our children during these days.  It’s an opportunity to minister to these kids and to their parents, as well as a chance to visit a place that (from all we can tell) is absolutely gorgeous!

Think about it.  Pray about it.  Let us know if you’re interested – or if you have an idea of someone else who might be.  See the description below for more information.

Childcare worker needed!

Who: Couple or individual to provide childcare for four children of CBF Field Personnel (one preschooler who loves LEGOs and Superheros, one 2nd grader who loves math, and two 3rd graders who love to chase pigeons)

What: Childcare during team meetings – programming can range from just kind-fun activities to VBS-type ideas. Depending on the volunteer’s comfort level, some sightseeing or museum visiting, etc. with the kids is also possible.

When: March 27-31, 2014 (Actual dates of the meetings)

Where: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Why: To serve God through service to these field personnel families. To have fun with some awesome kids. To learn more about how CBF is serving around the world.

Costs: Because this is a volunteer position, it is necessary that all expenses be provided by the volunteer. (flights, lodging, food, local transportation)

  • Lodging for a couple – $280; includes breakfast and lunch during meetings and 4 nights hotel stay (dinners are not included in this fee)
  • Transportation – flight estimates from DFW to PMI (just to give an idea) are around $1000 per person.
  • Other fees to consider – local transportation during meeting, any activity expenses, other meals, souvenirs, etc.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back2School Bash!

Our final weeks of summer were spent in preparation for the new school year! We had the privilege of celebrating not only the start of the school year but the FIRST YEAR of school for 22 children!

We  had a blast pushing our cart through the store to find all the required school supplies...pens, pencils, sharpener, eraser, rulers, composition notebooks, math notebooks, drawing paper, a backpack and more! Generous giving made it possible for us to purchase a new set of clothes for each child!