On Tuesday, November 29, KiDs Beach Club® is blessed to be among the thousands of organizations to be a part of Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving that brings non-profits, donors, businesses, and communities together to celebrate generosity and the impact of giving back.
This is a terrific day for many who haven’t heard of KiDs Beach Club® to learn about how we share God’s love in public schools throughout America on a weekly basis. You can help us get the word out to your friends and family. Please visit our social media page at kidsbeachclub.org/social-media, and if you haven’t done so, please follow us and share our posts with your friends and family next week, all day long on Giving Tuesday.
We are so encouraged to hear many powerful and impactful stories on a weekly basis of how the Lord is moving through the lives of the children, volunteers, teachers, administrators and donors involved in KiDs Beach Club® and will be spending the next several weeks emphasizing how being a part of this ministry by sharing His love in public schools is providing life-changing hope.
Former elementary school music teacher Natalie Daniel recently moved to Hillsboro, Texas, and is now a stay-at-home mom and a volunteer in the Beach Club at Hillsboro Intermediate. She was very surprised to learn that she could be a part of sharing His love inside a public school and jumped at the opportunity to serve.
“I was very surprised,” said Daniel, who leads a surf team of, in her words “amazing, crazy and awesome” boys. I was a public school teacher for eight years before staying home with my little boy, so it was very exciting. It’s not something I’ve been a part of anywhere else so I thought, what a blessing that these kids get to do this.”
In the first few weeks of Beach Club, Daniel discovered that for several boys in her group, this was their first exposure to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“I have at least three children in my group here that have no church affiliation whatsoever, not even once a year,” she said. “So I think this is a humongous opportunity for us to get to serve them and hopefully reach their families as well.”
One of the ways to do that is by giving these children a KBC Explorer’s Study Bible on Great Treasure Day, a day that Natalie and at least one of her boys was excited about since the start of Beach Club this year.
“After we started club," she said. "I asked my boys who had a Bible? I had one little boy, never had a Bible in his whole life and it was all I could do not to go home and take one from my shelf and bring it and say, you just wait, couple of weeks and you’re going to have one.”
Daniel had the privilege of handing this boy his first ever Bible on Great Treasure Day and in her words, “he’s thrilled!”
Another opportunity for Natalie to continue sharing His love in her Surf Team is by praying for each boy every day and letting them know that she is bringing their requests before our heavenly Father. One such request really touched her heart and, through tears, told this story.
“I had a kid this last week and he wrote on his card that his parents are getting divorced and he doesn’t know what to do and he doesn’t know where to turn and he’s one of mine who doesn’t have a church home, so mom and dad, there’s not a lot of hope there, so I’m blessed that I get to share some hope in that dark situation.”
We all have an amazing opportunity to be part of sharing His love November 29 on Giving Tuesday. If you feel led to give a financial gift to KiDs Beach Club®, please click here. We have already handed out nearly 8,000 of the 10,000 KBC Explorer’s Study Bibles we’ve ordered this year and will have several new clubs starting in the spring. Your gift will greatly help us purchase more Bibles for many children who don’t have a Bible.
Together we are sharing His love and making Jesus Cool at School!
Published on Nov 17 2016 @ 11:50 AM CDT