Literacy ConneXus News
June 13, 2012
Literacy Connexus Joins with Children . . .

TeamworkWorking on behalf of children is nothing new. They are the focus of Books for the Border and Beyond, as churches encourage and equip parents to read to their babies and toddlers. But what if children got in on the ministry side of the equation? What if children were taught to lead the way in their families and churches, learning to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful? (Titus 3:14)


We are taking every opportunity this summer to train children to be ambassadors for Christ through Books for the Border and Beyond. This week we are teaching Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action at Camp Copass, Denton, to handle drills and hammers with safety and precision, as they learn to build bookcases for children who have none. We're teaching them that regarding families in poverty, only one in 300 has books at home--and that that statistic applies to almost one-fourth of Texas children.


We are helping the campers understand that there are many ways they can be a part of the solution--from sharing books from their own shelves or conducting a book drive, to asking their church leaders to invest in a Books for the Border and Beyond project. And, always, they can pray.


Next week we'll teach the same lesson to approximately 300 children at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and after that to 150 more Royal Ambassadors at Lakeview Baptist Assembly, Lonestar.  


Forget those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. At Literacy Connexus, we will be all about the work of training up little disciplers . . . until the dog days come. 

Mr. LaFleur reads a book 

Upcoming Training

TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students

August 17-18, 2012, Friday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturday, 8:30am - 3:30pm 

First Baptist Church Universal City 
1401 Pat Booker, Universal City, TX 78148
$25 - includes notebook manual  

See for more information.
Lester Meriwether, Executive Director
4802 Hwy 377, Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Pam Moore, Editor