Earlier in the week I shared with you that my family has a love for Adventures in Odyssey(AIO). For 25 years AIO has been encouraging kids towards stronger faith through audio drama, videos, book and devotionals. To celebrate Adventures In Odyssey has partnered with christian bookstores across the country, inviting kids to participate in a Summer of Service.
Summer of Service
A.C.T.S. (A Call To Service) Summer Program
Throughout the summer children will log the number of hours that they are serving others.
You can download a log sheet at Whit’s End.
At the end of the summer participants record and upload a short video telling how they served and why they would like to be an Adventures in Odyss
100 videos will be chosen to receive the newest AIO recording. Then voting will be done by the public online. After the voting is complete, one boy and one girl will be chosen to go on a Good-Goers Mission Based Adventure Trip to another country with their parent.
The out of country location will be announced on a live podcast May 22. You can watch the broadcast at Whit’s End.
There are 3 phases to the A.C.T.S. program. The first part is the serve aspect:
So why do we want our kids serving?
So they are good citizens?
So they are less selfish?
So we look good and can brag on them?
So they have an added edge when it comes to college scholarship applications?
The reason I want my children serving is the same reason that I should be serving. It’s what Jesus Christ did when he walked the earth, and it’s what believers are instructed to do in the scriptures. Jesus tells us in the book of Mark that loving Him and loving others are the two greatest commandments. One way we can show love is by serving others.
My first piece of advice in regards to getting our children thinking about others is for them to see us doing it. Without complaining too. In many situations actions speak louder than words, and from my own experience this is one of those areas.
Need help with ways to start thinking about others first? Check out these ACTS_ideas and mp3 download
To learn the complete details go to www.whitsend.org