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KIDS & YOUTH—Help Us Loan Money April 14th at 6:00pm

KIDS & YOUTH—did you know that you have $1,406.71?!  We need your help spending it. 

Through your tithes and offerings your church has loaned $63,125 to people from 85 countries, through the KIVA microloan lending program, to help them start and run businesses and bring more financial health and freedom to themselves, their families, and communities. 

As they pay us back the money they’ve borrowed from us, we re-invest that money in other people.  We currently have $1,406.71 to loan to others, and we want our young ones’ help deciding to whom we should loan our support next.

PARENTS—We want to help teach our young about mission, about the plight of others less financially fortunate than us in the U.S. and around the world, how money and lending work, what a big difference every little bit they do for others can make, and how good it feels to work with God by serving God’s kids. 

We also want to help them engage with their pastor and other grownups in the congregation to help them feel connected with their greater Faith Family, and we need your help, as well!

Bring your kiddos and join me, Mike Ziegler, and Frank Dietz on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm for 30 to 45 minutes max as we demonstrate the KIVA program to you and your kids and get their help making our next round of loans. 

If it’s dinner time or happy hour in your household, bring the merlot (for you) and the mac and cheese (for the kids of for you, we won’t judge) and join any way. 

This will be an informal Faith Family time as we love on your kids, on you, and teach us all a bit more about serving God by caring for and supporting our human family with a hand up, rather than a handout.  We hope to see you, there! 

Peace,
Pastor Carla

Calling all Young Ones (And Parents of Young Ones!)

Mike Ziegler and Frank Dietz are heading up our Kiva micro-loan lending program and we want our children and youth to help us! 

Some time after March 10th, these two men, along with Pastor Carla, will be hosting a Zoom session to introduce our young to Kiva, start selecting our next loan recipients together, and set up a rotation for which kiddos will help us out each month as we select new recipients. 

Parents, please reach out to Mike Ziegler (mzieglertx@yahoo.com) by 3/10/21 if your children or teens are interested in helping out.  It’s a great chance to learn about missions, the needs of others, good stewardship, and to engage with the adults of our congregation.

Going on at Faith

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Monday, August 3

Come By and Sign the Habitat Stud

    Come on by the fellowship hall and sign the Habitat stud. They will be built into the next Habitat House this fall.  You have until September 15 to come by.  Share your prayers and best wishes for Gary’s new house and his two young boys.

More Kiva Loans Confirmands Help Choose

Veronique  Cameroon/Fruits & vegetables    $25 
$25 A loan of $350 helps to buy more stocks of fresh foods
(plantains, taro, and cassava).

Abisunzekristo Cb Group    
A loan of totaling $3,500 helps a member to increase the stock of various types of food in her restaurant

Yeremy Rafael     
Alpha, Gutierrez Brown, Coto Brus,
 Puntarenas, Costa Rica / Cattle    $25 
A loan of $525 helps to purchase calves
 to raise so he can take advantage of his land.

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