“Cards and Caring,” Friend, May 2018
Shine Your Light
Cards and Caring
Hi! My name is Brady. I live in California, USA. I shine my light by helping other kids.
Wanting to Help
My friend Ryder wanted to earn money to buy toys for children who need extra love and help. I wanted to do something to help too. I decided to make cards. I could sell them to friends, neighbors, and even people I didn’t know.
My whole family helped me with the cards. My mom has cancer, but she still helped a lot. My brothers helped make new designs. My favorite cards had ghosts on them for Halloween.
Helping Other Kids
With the help of my family and friends, I raised a lot of money! I gave most of it to help foster kids. Then I heard about some refugees. They had to leave their countries to find safety. My family and I bought art supplies, water bottles, balls, and other things for them.
We got to meet some of the refugee children. They showed us on a map where they were from. Many even had to leave their families! It made me feel thankful for my blessings.
How Can You Shine?
Share your toys.
Give clothes or bedding to a homeless shelter.
Make friends with someone new in your class or neighborhood.
Send Us a Star!
Jesus asked us to “let [your] light so shine before men” (Matthew 5:16). How do you let your light shine? Send us a star with your story, photo, and permission. See page 39.