The children participating in the Wacky Wednesday program of Moody UMC took one Wednesday in November to put their Biblical lesson into action.
Associate Pastor Donna Godwin explains, “We talked about compassion (our word for the month) being seeing a need and filling that need. The story in chapel was that God saw our need to reconnect with him, so he sent Jesus. We talked about how people who have experienced a disaster – hurricane, earthquake, fires, floods, etc. - need basic health and toiletry items."
As an act of compassion, the children put together 30 health kits to be used by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to minister to those facing a disaster.
Rev. Godwin explains, that the children brought an impressive spirit and understanding to their project. “We asked the kids ‘If there was a fire or other disaster that you left your house without anything, what would be the essential items you would need right away?’ I was impressed that there were no ‘TV, Wii, etc.’ type answers. They came up with toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, clothes, food, shelter, water, etc. “