KidStock 2014 was a huge success! 413 children received a backpack, school supplies, new shoes and socks, and heard the Gospel message during our annual back-to-school event.
As families arrived, each child was given a backpack and name tag. There were carnival type games throughout the park where kids could play and win school supplies. At a given appointment time, families formed small cluster groups. These small groups moved together through 3 different stations. At the first station, families were presented the Gospel Message and backpack tags that represented the Gospel. Then the clusters moved to the second station where a short skit was presented telling the story of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. After that each child had an adult volunteer wash his/her feet and share the Gospel again. Then each child was presented with a new pair of socks and new shoes. Words cannot describe how excited some of these kids were with their shoes. So many children would tell me that the shoes they received were their favorite color.
The Word of God and the Gospel was shared throughout the day in various ways. At the end of the day we have record that 41 people made decisions for Christ! Praise the Lord! Some repented and accepted God’s salvation and others rededicated their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. It was a wonderful day of ministry!
Read what others had to say about KidStock 2014!
“This was my first year coming to KidStock with my church. After hearing several testimonies about this ministry at GAP I came with very high expectations and a lot of excitement. The reality of KidStock truly blew my mind and humbled me. As I was washing the feet of children and helping them try on new shoes I was reminded of how my God is the God of provision. This ministry not only provides school supplies and new shoes to these kids, it gives them the opportunity to hear of the hope that’s found only in Christ. And as I got the opportunity to minister to these children and their families I appreciated more and more the hard work, the effort, time, and sweat that the team at GAP puts into this wonderful ministry. God bless you all at GAP for allowing me to be a part of this!”
Pastor of Freedom Baptist Church
“I was able to go with my church group this year to partner with the GAP during this annual KidStock outreach. During that day, I got to spend a brief time in the foot washing area. I can certainly say that the experience was humbling and, at the same time, it was also such an honor. It was difficult to look into their eyes knowing that the God of the universe has a plan and such promise for them and yet wonder what can be said in a few brief minutes that would help them understand how much God loves them. I also had the mother of one small child whose feet I washed, as well as another gentleman later that day come and talk with me elsewhere at the event. Without question, all combined my most memorable and treasured day at the GAP so far!”
Freedom Baptist Church
This is what we are all about here at GAP – ministry evangelism. We seek to meet people at their point of need and to always share with them the love of Jesus Christ and His Gospel Message! During KidStock 2014, families came with a need for school supplies but they left with much more – the message of Jesus Christ!
KidStock 2014 was such a success because of our many partners like you. 109 volunteers from six different churches and the Left Beaver Fire Department helped during this event. We also were blessed to have Kentucky Raceway Ministries and Pit Stop Challenge with us this year. I praise God for all our volunteers who gave of themselves to share the Gospel. I would also like to praise God for hundreds of others who sponsored a child, donated supplies and prayed for this event. Thank you all for your partnership, support and prayers. God truly blessed KidStock 2014 in a mighty way. Please join us in giving praise to the Father! (Please click on the photo to see more pictures of KidStock 2014.)