Advent Conspiracy: Kidz Edition 2014 Finale

Advent Conspiracy Kidz Edition Family Finale was a night filled with joy! There was joy as we gathered together, young and old, and shared cookies, hot cocoa, and laughter. There was joy as we left our pride at the door and danced and praised God unhindered in our worship of Him. There was joy as we opened God’s word together and were reminded that Christmas isn’t over when the packages are all opened, but that the Christmas Story continues in and through each of our lives. There was joy as we filled 50 Welcome Boxes with 27 different items and notes of love to help ease the pain of transition for kids entering foster care. And there were joy-filled tears as each family laid hands on the box that they packed with care and prayed specifically for the child that will receive it.

One student very carefully assembled a box themed by color. Another, a five-year-old, wrote in his note, “If you’re scared, there’s a flashlight in your box!” 150 people participated in this beautiful night.

John 15:11 says “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” We were certainly full of joy that night, and we hope each and every Welcome Box helps a child feel a little joy, too.

Parents worshiped with their kids!

Parents worshiped with their kids!

Children's pastor Shelley and Maggie share the message.

Children’s pastor Shelley and Maggie share the message.

Time to assemble the boxes!

Time to assemble the boxes!

Kids write notes for the recipients of their box.

Kids write notes for the recipients of their box.

Families pray together over their completed boxes.

Families pray together over their completed boxes.

The completed boxes go under the tree!

The completed boxes go under the tree!

Fifty boxes done and ready to bless some foster children!

Fifty boxes done and ready to bless some foster children!

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