Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Manna Bags

Our Sunday school class has recently started a little playgroup for the kiddos in our class. It has been fun to organize the activities and plan the fun. We have a sweet group of children, so they make the prep work worth it, for sure. :)

In August, I planned to make Manna Bags at our house. I had read about Manna Bags on my friend, Emily's, blog ages ago. I made a mental note, and finally got the chance to piggy back on her idea. (Thanks, Em!)

Big Kids
Caleb & Will
Somehow, I didn't get any pictures of Drew or Sadie, but they were there, too. :)

The concept of a Manna Bag is that you fill a gallon ziploc bag with nonperishable foods, toiletries, etc. and then carry it around in your car and give it to someone in need. The name refers to the Manna that God provided for the Israelites while they wandered in the desert. The sweet bread was provided every morning and was enough to sustain them for a day - no more and no less. By the same token, the Manna Bags that we made, provided food and drink for 1 day. I thought that it was a good lesson for our kids to learn about providing for those who are less fortunate.

Our bags included:
Antibacterial Handwipes
Nutra Grain Bar
Bottled Water
Peanut Butter Crackers
A Granola Bar
Beef Jerky
Can of Ravoili (The pop-top kind, that wouldn't require a can opener.)
A Fruit Cup

We also discussed individually finding tracts or a small Bible to include in each of the bags.

James 2:15-17 (NIV)
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.


Leah said...

Thank you friend for giving of your home, talents and self! We love being a part of the play group.

You never cease to amaze me with your creative ideas. I am gonna pass the "manna bag" idea on. Love that verse too!

Love ya to pieces!

Leslie said...

You continue to amaze me! I'll have to keep that idea in my memory, too!

Albus Adventures said...

great idea! We may have to try this....but in this Houston heat I think we need more than one bottle of water per bag!

emily anna said...

Yea! I'm glad you got to make manna bags! My kids call them banana bags... ha! :) Hope you are well. This school thing is a bit crazy. We need to hang out soon!