Easter Service Project Continues Despite Covid-19

Justin B. made modifications for Covid-19 and delivered Easter baskets for the 11th year in a row. What started as a one-time God and Family project has turned into an annual service project called “Easter Goodies from Youth to Youth” and has been adopted by Boy Scout Troop 1. Initially they were unsure of whether EGYY 2020 would happen this year, but after contacting 4 family service centers and hearing that they would still like to receive donated Easter baskets, the decision was made to go forward with EGYY 2020 with the following modifications:

  • Only 1 person assembled the baskets out in the driveway (instead of by Boy Scout Troop 1 at Grace Episcopal Church);
  • Shipping and curbside delivery was utilized to avoid all contact;
  • Baskets were delivered early to be quarantined prior to distribution on Easter.

 

This year Justin donated 24 baskets in the Louisville KY area and Boy Scout Troop 1 donated 23 baskets in the Paducah KY area. That brings the 11 year running total to 308 children that hopefully had a little bright Easter because of these community Good Samaritans!


See related stories from April 2019 and May 2017:
https://www.praypub.org/scouts-deliver-easter-blessings
https://www.praypub.org/god-and-family-project-lasts-8-years

Jesus and Me Scroll

 

Donald G.
Jesus and Me
New Port, NC
New Bern Church of God
East Carolina Council, BSA

Pastor Wallace shares this photo of Donald who enjoyed the Jesus Scroll Craft.

Donald climbed up on a chair to proudly display his work!

 

Family Pizza

 

Michigan G.
God and Family
Lock Haven, PA
Great Island Presbyterian Church
Susquehanna Council, BSA

“Michigan enjoyed this program and the creativity of being able to design a pizza based on his own family’s story.  He loved building the pizza, step by step.”

120 Participants Join Interfaith Hike

Kent Brittain, Religious Emblems Coordinator
River District
Alamo Area Council, BSA

“Our interfaith hike on February 9th for Scout Sunday was a huge success. We had 120 participants with 8 faith stops for a 3.75 mile hike in Downtown New Braunfels, Texas. We had at least 10 families unfamiliar with the P.R.A.Y. program that wanted more information and direction so we will be helping them out to get started. We had all the P.R.A.Y. handouts and information on awards, REC's and Chaplaincy too in a personal effort to have every unit in our District with some kind of religious position filled and trained. We are very enthusiastic about what the Lord has in store for us this year and for next year's event. God bless P.R.A.Y.'s efforts to bring God's light to our youth and families."

Having Fun Making Pizza!

Caleb N.
God and Family

Beloit, WI
Trinity Lutheran Church

“My son is in 4th grade and is so proud of himself. Caleb has had so much fun doing this!!”

 

Christian Gives Back to the Community

Christian J.
Jesus and Me
The Salvation Army Oceanside Corps
Oceanside, CA

Christian wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to participate in P.R.A.Y.’s spiritual enrichment program. He did volunteer work learning about teamwork, citizenship, leadership, and the Lord. He helped sort and organize hundreds of food donations.

 

Thank you, Christian, for giving back to the community!

 

 

Mission Dinner Supports Local P.R.A.Y. Program

This is the second year Pack 1879 has implemented a Mission Dinner with its charter partner, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Midlothian, Virginia to support their local PRAY program.

Last year the Mission Dinner netted enough funds to provide a complete program of God & Me and God & Family for 26 youth, including the booklets, materials, snacks, certificates, square knots and a pizza party.  Once again, the proceeds will fully fund the P.R.A.Y. courses, including the new Jesus & Me program for K-1. Now Pack 1879 not only schedules the yearly P.R.A.Y. programs for its scouts, it also adds the Mission Dinner to its annual program. 

 

Thanks to the leadership of Pack 1879 for stepping up and making it possible to underwrite the PRAY Program!

Pictured are Scott Leigh (Committee Chair), Ron Flournoy (Religious Emblems Coordinator), Lisa Mallory (Den Leader), and Charles Powers (Treasurer). There are others that are not pictured!

 

God and Me Rainbow of Blessings!

Honolulu, Hawaii

"On the drive home from the last meeting with our Pastor for the God and Me program, my daughter asked to pray for Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. It was pouring rain and we prayed and talked about God’s goodness. When we got home we were gifted with this full rainbow! What a glorious representation of God’s promises!"

 

Eagle Scouts Speak at Duty to God Brunch

The National Capital Area Council 2019 Interfaith Brunch featured Youth Seminars for the first time. Instead of an adult panel, there were 5 Eagle Scouts of different faiths who spoke on “What Duty to God Means to Me” and talked about their experiences earning their religious emblems. The focus on youth and their faith journeys was a huge success!

Click here for the complete article and program bulletin.

 

Nicole and Nikolette Earn God and Life

 

Troop 1219 from Cactus Bloom Neighborhood of the Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council honored Nicole H. and Nikolette D. for earning the God and Life award. In addition, Nicole was recognized with the Four Star award for earning all four P.R.A.Y. awards through Mountain Ridge Baptist Church in Glendale, Arizona. The Girl Scouts were honored in September 2019.

Congratulations on your achievements!