On June 1st, we posed this question to the youth attending the Bible Session at Skate Night.
"You have $200 to give to others. What would you do with it?"
They were then given a list of seven different ministries and asked to write in which ministry or ministries would get their $200.
The results are in... The following ministries will receive the following amounts:
Boarders for Christ - $45
Christian Skaters - $20
Jamaican Skate Outreach - $5
A.C.E. (housing orphans in Zambia) - $75
Action International (feeding and educating orphans and poor in Zambia) - $30
Guatemala Skate Outreach - $5
Serious JuJu - $30
(*This actually totals $210. In order to make round numbers, we had to add a little extra.)
Checks will go out this week to each of the ministries. M.A.D. Skates is thrilled to be able to share in the blessings God has given us. I personally hope that we can continue to allow the youth to determine where our tithes and offerings will go. They have been asked to notify me of any outreaches or ministries that they would like to have on the list for next time.
Did I share all of this to say, "Hey look at us, we're tithing!"? No. I am sharing all of this, because it encourages me to see where these kids' hearts are - to see what is important to them as a group - to see how they think individually. I am happy to see the money donated to M.A.D. Skates doesn't stop making a difference when it hits our bank.
Thank you for continuing to support this ministry and these kids. God bless you all!