Mrs Sara Perkins, a former missionary in South Africa, has helped to make awareness, sacrifice and service to orphans and vulnerable children more of a reality in the lives of her pre-teen (T&T) girls in the AWANA program at her church, Calvary Bible Church in Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti, Michigan.

For the last two years, she has had some of her T&T girls write letters to our girls to help them connect with each other in a more personal way.  Last year, her group raised funds to help with a Fun Run and now they are busy raising funds for desks in our Christmas project, a new school hall for Jabulane Christian Academy, which will eventually house several new classrooms.

It is always so encouraging to hear how people are working to inspire and motivate kids to think of others, to serve God from a young age, and to be aware of people around them (and far away) who may not have all the same privileges and opportunities that they have.  Who knows – maybe one of these girls will be a missionary someday.