Today was our first Keepers at Home meeting. For those of you who are not familiar with Keepers at Home, it is a club for girls. There are all sorts of achievement awards that can be earned and the girls also learn about different good character traits and qualities. What I love the most about Keepers at Home is that it teaches girls practical skills that they can use and take with them as they grow up and have a family and home of their own. There are also Bible memory challenges that they can earn awards for. Our Keepers club has 10 girls ranging in age from 5 to 13. We practiced the club song Stepping in the Light and we started working on our first skill- card making.
The first type of card we worked on was the "praying for you" cards, and so the girls made collages out of bits of paper. Once dry, they will cut heart shapes out of them and glue them onto the actual card, and then write their messages.
These cards are being created for a missionary family in South Africa. As part of the Missionary award, our club has "adopted" a family doing missionary work in South Africa. We will be making cards for them, writing letters, and sending care packages to them. But more importantly, our club will be praying for them as they are called to do such wonderful work in the name of the Lord. The girls seemed to really enjoy this activity and it was really neat seeing all the different papers they used to create their collages.
I am so excited about our Keepers at Home club! I thought and prayed about starting a Keepers Club for quite some time, and now that we had our first meeting, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner! It was so sweet to see all the girls working together, and I had to smile when I saw the older ones guiding the younger girls. If you would like to learn more about Keepers Clubs or Contenders for the Faith Clubs, go to http://www.keepersofthefaith.com/ This is wonderful website with all sorts of great books and materials that you can use to start your own Keepers or Contenders club.