Do you want these children to have a greater sense of God's love for the poor? Do you want to teach them about how we can help serve the global poor?
Then check out a great read-a-thon program called Pages for the Poor.
My wife has developed this program which combines excellence in reading with ministering to the global poor via Partners Interational. She ran this program with a homeschooling group last year, and with just 11 families participating over a 5 week period they raised $2,132, providing through Partners' Harvest of Hope:
- 12 goats
- 4 piglets
- 18 Bibles
- 1 mule (for a travelling pastor in Cuba)
- 1 bicycle (for a travelling evangelist in South Asia)
- a range of medical, dental, farming aids, clean water projects and school supplies
- sponsoring 2 children for an entire year
Whether your children are accomplished readers or just beginners, I think you'll find the program encouraging and worthwhile. You can participate as individuals, families, Sunday Schools or other groups.
An upcoming issue of Faith Today will be talking about this program, but you can find all the information you need now at the website.