Be a Daniel standing up for the Right

In the heat of the 'Valley of the Sun’ afternoon, 8 wonderful volunteers from First Southern Baptist Church braved 110 to serve the families at the Salvation Army shelter in Phoenix. What a blessing for 18 children and 4 moms to listen and learn from the book of Daniel: Daniel refusing to eat the king’s food and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refusing to bow to the king’s idol while God protected them in the fiery furnace.

                                                          creative artists at work

                                                          creative artists at work

A unique treat emphasized the story as the children reenacted the story in costumes the volunteers provided as ‘active learning’ experience. 

                                            string art illustrating the fiery furnace

                                            string art illustrating the fiery furnace

Crafts included string art at one table, chalkboard drawing, dragonfly clip and a ‘bug keeper’. Very popular the ‘bug keeper’!!

While the children glued, colored, manipulated clothespins for the various crafts, Margaret Warden hosted a ‘mom’ table with sharing God’s love and encouraging them in their relationship with their Savior.  Each mom left with a silk rose with Isaiah 30:18 “the LORD longs to be gracious to you”.

Decorating cookies with yummy frosting topped off the afternoon as the kids walked out with smiles and frosting on their faces.

Blessings on these volunteers and kudos to Margaret Warden for your vision and love demonstrated at the Salvation Army Shelter

Blessings on these volunteers and kudos to Margaret Warden for your vision and love demonstrated at the Salvation Army Shelter