23 January 2008

Our adventure in Stewardship

Hi, this is Ellie and Rebekah.
We did a school project that helped the neighborhood.
We did a unit on stewardship, stewardship means using and not
abusing what God has given us.
We cleaned our neighborhood sign.

This is what the sign looked like before we cleaned

We took off the letters on the
sign and cleaned them.
Once they were dry,
we made funny words
out of the letters.
Our neighbors wanted to
help too.

Ellie, don't paint the camera!

Rebekah's painting the back of
the sign.

This is our little sister, Anna.
She's helping paint the sign
Isn't she CUTE?!!!

This is Ellie, Mom and Dad.
E is for Ellie,
S is for Steve,
and T is for our last name.

Rebekah is holding the letters
while Dad drills them in.

This is the sign after we
Ellie felt important and proud.
Rebekah felt that we had done something good.
The neighbors kept saying even now how
a great job we did.
Stewardship goes with cleaning our
sign because now we don't have to
buy a new sign.

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Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Lovely! Did you do it on the sly?

5:26 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

No. We didn't want the people in the neighborhood to think that we were going to take it apart and leave it apart.
We chose the closest paint colors to the original paint so that it wouldn't cause that much trouble and people would not fight over which color was better.

Before we even started on the sign, we delivered a note at each house explaining what we were going to do and why.

Everyone said a comment as they drove by. It was fun.


5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This project was so awesome. I got paint all over me...head to foot. So did all the other participants. In the end, we really, really enjoyed ourselves. Isn't it interesting that serving can be so much fun!!!

-- Steve...Paternal Element of the Family.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Christianne said...

This is so gorgeous, girls. Great job!!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous heather a. goodman said...

Good work, gang.
Now, for your next assignment, if you choose to accept...

2:35 PM  
Blogger Kelley said...

Beautiful, kids! Half the fun of watching the process through pictures was seeing the progress on the sign. The other half of the fun was seeing you all growing up! Y'all are getting so tall and pre-teen looking...Nate is keeping up with you, Ellie. And Anna, Jack thinks you're cute, too!

Thanks for teaching us about stewardship, by example.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

What a great post! I love seeing how you served your community. Isn't Jesus like that...doing the practical and ordinary in an extraordinary way. Such a blessing. I'm sure your diligent actions spoke volumes. Way COOL!! :)

9:11 PM  

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