How Do Children Help Others?
Deermeadows children begin learning about helping others at a young age. Mission Friends, Girls in Action (GA's), and Royal Ambassadors (RA's) instill a high value on a lifestyle of missions through training and teaching by committed adults.
During the school year, these mission groups meet as part of Wednesday evening programming for children from 6-7:30 p.m. A supper for the entire family is offered 4:45-6:00 p.m. Alternate children's activities are offered during the summer months.
Lock Ins: All Night Fun With a Purpose
What better thing for a kid to do on a Friday night in January then to spend the night at Deermeadows! The Royal Ambassadors and the Girls in Action both hosted their annual Lock Ins, with over 100 kids and adults participating. The boys played games in the Gathering Place, had a devotion time around the campfire, worked on Pinewood Derby cars, and still managed to pack over 40 gift bags of toiletries and personal items for the seafarers who visit the Jacksonville Port Ministry. The girls made crafts and snacks, watched a movie in the Cube, and put together 50 gift jars of spiced tea mix to be taken by the Choice Voices senior adult choir to a nearby assisted living facility. It was a time of fun and missions all night long. The next morning, one boy was heard telling his mom that it was the best night of his life. He's only 7, but that still says a lot.
Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors support Jacksonville Port Ministry (Pictures at left)