I first heard about doing the Advent conspiracy project years ago through a youth leaders idea website! I loved it and we adopted the idea, changed some things and added it to our 7th grade Impact trip!
Tuesday morning we had one more yard to rake the leaves! I have to tell you all 4 homes where we raked the leaves, we got hugs and tears! It seems like a small thing, but when it would take 8 – 21 of us 2 – 3 hours to rake a whole yard or area, how long would it take the lady of the house to get it done? A week? And how exhausting with so many other things not to mention for a couple of them it would have been an almost impossible task, physically!
After we finished our last house we divided into 3 teams and worked on our conspiracy projects! A conspiracy – an plot to bring harm to unsuspecting people or groups. Advent conspiracy – a plot to bless unsuspecting people or groups – one that will hopefully point them to the story of the ‘coming’ of the Christ child!
Group 1 – Make a ‘Thank You’ bag for the Marble Falls Police Dept. It certainly surprised them and the officer told the kids to continue to do good right on into adulthood – We need people that will serve others!
Group 2 – Make a ‘Thank You’ basket for an Urgent Care break room. People that are serving others – sick others! It was a blessing to them
Group 3 – A hotel worker that has come upon tough times – blessed him with Christmas $$ to help with his financial crisis – He was a little overwhelmed and didn’t know what to say!
We had a great time – I pray that each of the students will realize that it doesn’t take a lot to bless others – you don’t have to spend $$ either! You can serve them. Package up food – wrap up presents – sing songs – rake a yard …
May your Christmas season offer you many opportunities to ‘ bless and serve ‘ others – straight from your heart to theirs!