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Friday, June 21, 2013

ACTS Summer Challenge and Giveaway!



Last month, I posted about a great opportunity for your family this summer, the ACTS (A Call to Serve) Summer Challenge and Contest.  You can read that post here

My 10 year old son has got an unbelievable imagination, but the more he watches TV and plays on the computer, the less I see that imagination at use.  Children are spending more and more time in front of TVs, iPads, computers, and video games. That doesn’t leave much room for kids to dream up their own visual images—like the ones that fill their minds when they hear a great story! Rather than passively receiving images, kids actively engage in making images themselves when they hear a good story. Their imaginations are enriched and stimulated, and the material becomes more personal and memorable. 

Adventures in Odyssey is all about great stories—and the power of the imagination. The beloved audio dramas are heard on over 700 radio stations, and AIO has recently expanded to books and devotionals—including The Imagination Station series, a fast-growing line of early chapter readers. We have read several of these books and my son fell in love with them! You can check them out by downloading a FREE e-book of Imagination Station #1: Voyage with the Vikings!  Click here to get your free copy!

This summer, Adventures in Odyssey encourages kids to write their OWN stories, as they join in ACTS: A Call to Serve! AIO is helping children use their imaginations to serve their family, community, and world this summer—maybe by sending a care package to a missionary or baking cookies for the local fire department. Check out www.whitsend.org/acts  for details and a chance to win fabulous prizes, including a mission trip with a parent to Costa Rica!

More important than prizes are the stories your child will tell about the creative ways they served others, and how they grew as a result. And what they come up with really might change the world! 

Your own ACTS Summer of Service Kit is available for download at http://www.tyndale.com/blog/index.php/acts-summer-of-service-kit/.  



Tyndale is generously offering to give one of my readers the first three books in the Imagination Station Series : Voyage with the Vikings, Attack at the Arena, and Peril in the Palace.  Enter below:





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22 comments:

Adventure Leader said...

helping at church

Holly said...

Volunteering at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Dana said...

Bringing meals to people in need.

Amanda said...

donating to those in need

Sally Guillen said...

We have already started by donating food, clothing, books, toys, and time to others.

Teresa McCluskey said...

Visiting new places and seeing new faces!

sunflowerally22 said...

helping at the local dog shelter! volunteering!

Thrift Schooling said...

Serving out of town family when they visit!

Anne D. said...

We'll be donating:) annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

Emmi Jones said...

We'll be working at a church, trying to help the neighborhood.

Cassidy said...

Helping out extended family with yard work that cannot do alone.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

We're not. We're basically just trying to survive. I had a work injury recently that has left me unable to stand or sit for longer than 5 minutes without severe debilitating pain. It takes everything I have to keep my 2 year old from destroying everything in our apartment while I lay on the couch and tell him to please stop, over and over. Hopefully I heal so that we can carry on with our lives like normal people.

Danielle Williams said...

serving in VBS

Emi Pearce said...

We support Give Kids the World/Coasting for Kids which helps children who are ill

Debby Chandler said...

we donate to the humane society and the food bank and the local interfaith ministries.

mommysap said...

Donating lightly used toys and clothes, and we always help our local animal shelter. Bake sales, fostering and donating food and blankets.

Nancy said...

We volunteer in our community and donate items to charity.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Chelsey said...

This summer we are helping at our church's VBS with decorating and we are inviting non-Christian friends. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beau said...

i donated and got my friends together to donate supplies to a clinic that serves abused children

lemonzest12 at hotmail dot com

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We minister at a small, rural church mostly comprised of elderly people. We will continue to serve with trips for groceries, car washing, transportation, house & yard work & whatever else they may need.

Sue Hull said...

There's a homeless organization here in the city where I live.I donate socks,snacks,hygiene products,whatever I can afford.The man that started this is such an angel and blessing to these people who really need help.He works every night for free.My family and I love to help as much as we can.Thank you :)

Noelle said...

we serve at our church. =)all summer.