Change a Child's Story October Update

Change a Child's Story October Update

October 11, 2016

By now every church in the state should have received a folder full of information to get their church on board with the Poverty to Opportunity Initiative known as Change a Child’s Story. If your church has not received the mailing please contact Patty at patty.link@iaumc.org
 
Change a Child’s Story has been busy the last few months trying to get the word out to congregations who may not have started Change a Child’s Story in their congregation. There are so many great things happening around the state.  For example, Pastor Amy Johnson organized a youth day at Adventureland to raise awareness of the program to our youth around the state.  There were about 150 youth who listened to an awesome band and donated hours and books to the program. It was amazing. We are all together truly changing the face of poverty in Iowa by both reading books and donating books to kids in poverty.
 
The Task Force met to talk about the next steps of the program. We’d really like to pursue stories from congregations about what they are experiencing while working on Change a Child’s Story. We are going to be making a video in the next couple of months and are looking for people and kids who have been impacted by the program. 
 
We are also looking for new members of the task force and for leaders in all districts around the state. If you are interested in helping us—which entails talking to congregations in your area about the program and giving congregations ideas that will help them reach their goals—please contact Patty Link at patty.link@iaumc.org
 
Look for Change a Child’s Story to have a push at both Advent and Lent in the next few months. And as always, we are here to help you in whatever capacity you need! You can also check out our Facebook Page @changeachildsstory.  You’ll love it!