Our Lenten Mission – World Vision
No travel required
Usually, we are packing our bags this time of year for our annual OG Mission Trip but not this year. Fear not! We have found a novel way to travel. Kicking off March 14, we are partnering with World Vision to sponsor children in a Honduran community. In a new twist, rather than picking a child, our pictures will “fly” to Honduras, and the children will choose us. We hope that these children become, in essence, part of our youth group and that we will build relationships with the community in Honduras and travel there in the future. Contact Marianna Kilbride, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take the Matthew 25 Challenge and begin your Lenten Journey to child sponsorship with World Vision.
for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:35-40
What is the Matthew 25 Challenge?
The Matthew 25 Challenge is a week-long challenge that will help you and your family step out of your comfort zones and engage in God’s love for “the least of these brothers and sisters” who Jesus calls us to care for in Matthew 25:35-40. Sign up, and you’ll get a text a day beginning March 14, with your daily challenge, impactful stories, and ways to pray and talk about Matthew 25 with your family.
How can I be “Chosen” by a child in Honduras?
Become a sponsor for just $39 per month and allow a child from Honduras to choose you! On March 21, after completing the challenge our congregation will be invited to become a sponsor and if you are able to commit by 9:00pm that day you will be able to “meet” your child at our in-person Palm Sunday services on March 28. Many more details will follow so keep an eye on your inbox and social media. Here are a few important dates to be sure you can fully engage in this amazing Lenten Journey!
March 14 Sign up for the Matthew 25 Challenge, Text ‘Canaan’ to 56170. If you prefer to participate by email go to www.worldvision.org/M25 and select March 15 as your challenge start date.
March 21 Sponsor a child in Honduras, Text ‘Canaan’ to 56170 or visit www.worldvision.org/canaan to upload your photo and become a sponsor.
March 28 Reveal Sunday, Come to our outdoor services at 8:00 & 10:00am to “meet” the child who chose you!