Today I am writing to ask for help as we gear up and prepare for the 2014 “Community” Pinewood Derby. This year we’re going to have one pinewood derby race that will include our MCA family, the southern district which basically includes the Rangers at South Assembly and three local elementary schools. It will be held at Creekside Park Elementary School on Saturday, April 12th. The reason for this is that we are seeing God leading us and opening new avenues to reach our community. One of the big ways He is accomplishing this is by giving us great favor with three local elementary schools as business partners.
Our heart is to provide a completely free race for the children at the schools, 3rd-5th grade. We are expecting about 300 children from the schools to be eligible to participate. We pack up and take our track, provide the cars in three simple shapes, lunch, cotton candy, popcorn and bouncy houses for everyone who attends. We did this last year with one school and it was a huge success!
The week prior to the race, we go into the school with the prebuilt cars and spend time with the children and school staff sanding the cars and painting them with some tempura paints. We have a blast and build great relationships on that day. The big race will be held the following Saturday.
Here’s where we need your help. First, please be in prayer for this outreach and change. We are asking God to give us open hearts to share the joy and love of Jesus in a very practical way. We covet your prayers.
Second, we need your help in manpower to accomplish this mission. This Saturday we begin the process of cutting out the cars, sanding, attaching axle’s and wheels so they are ready for the school. We could use your help if you can provide us with a small amount of time to help cut, sand, glue and attach wheels. If you have a small portable band saw, belt sander, screw drivers, etc please bring them. Basically, we need extra hands. Please, only MCA approved folks are allowed at this event as we will have children present.
Thirdly, we could use your help financially. This event will cost several thousand dollars and if you would be able to give toward this it would be a great blessing! If you would like to contribute, please contact me for a little further information on how best to give.
Thanks so much for loving children and seeing them become a life long follower of Jesus. We love partnering with you in this ministry. To contact me about any questions, please feel free to call me at 907-306-9190.