As many of you know this has been a difficult year for Joe and me – including his being hospitalized for the past month. With many complications, I have not had the time to send a year end letter to supporters.
Now that it’s the 21st Century I am using my Blog and Facebook to tell you, my supporters – and those who are led to help, how the Triune God is using KidTrek – Sunday Plus to significantly touch the lives of children and adults.
To continue providing training and curriculum to churches, you may give through PayPal (see on right side) or send a check to KidTrek, 1042 North Mountain Avenue, Suite B-205 Upland, CA 91786
Here are three glimpses of how KidTrek-Sunday Plus is making a difference…
What do you do with a bunch of 6-10 year olds with English language challenges, learning disabilities, and emotional issues due to poverty and even trauma? How do you share God’s word with them? Through Kid Trek’s Sunday Plus after school material, our church based after school program has been able to bring the Word to LIFE for these precious ones.
Wanda has worked with every type of kid and writes her material to engage their minds, hearts, and hands. Every lesson is different and has been clearly prayed over and deeply thought over. I have treasured our two year journey through the old and new testaments. Especially unforgettable was the lesson where we taped up a huge 9 foot goliath and at the end of the lesson we took it down and all the kids got to STOMP on him! As they relished the tactile experience, I just prayed that they would approach their own challenges with such faith and boldness. The boys especially loved that lesson.
Also, I appreciate the commitment of the curriculum to memorizing and meditating upon Scripture. Kids in our center often reference the ten commandments now when discipline issues arise. I love that this is part of their conversations! Wanda has worked closely with me in tailoring the material to the needs of our kids and time constraints of the program. Because of her thoughtful curriculum, we are able to be intentional about our call in Deuteronomy 6 to talk about God’s word while we are sitting and walking by the road as we mentor these kids. The themes are incorporated into every aspect of our time with them from snacks, to games, to bible time. I just want to thank Wanda for having such a legacy among our kids and staff in downtown LA!
Sarah Romero Yetter
SAY Yes! First Evangelical Free Church of LA
“I get it!” are three words we hear regularly when using KidTrek on Sunday mornings. The Reality Check, Chat ‘n Chew, games and activities all work together not only to teach God’s Word and keep the kids engaged, but to make them really think and internalize spiritual truths.
Wanda encouraged us to make this curriculum our own, and we have definitely felt comfortable doing so. I have to say though that it’s a good idea to try her suggestions verbatim at least once, because you may be surprised at the results! Who knew that wads of gum on a bulletin board would get everyone talking, or that suggesting a kid come to church with clothes on inside-out would make him understand how Noah stood alone to obey God?
University Bible Church
Los Angeles, CA
Tijuanan children wait in line to go to the store.
We would like to take the time to thank Wanda for the KidTrek curriculum. It is a great blessing to our children. Since using it, we have seen a great improvement with the children’s attendance. They have been more consistent in being there every Tuesday and Sunday, because they are very motivated with the club dollars and the club store. Most of these children don’t have much resources because they live in Tijuana as a result the club dollars has also been a great tool of motivation for them to memorize scripture.
Prior to using Sunday Plus they would really struggle to memorize scripture, but now about 90% of the children are memorizing the monthly memory verse and are starting to apply it to their lives. Francisco was not very social and his attendance was sporadic. Now he is always in every small group meeting and thrives on being part of the children’s group. The curriculum is a great blessing to these children. Please continue to pray for us, that we will have the strength to help and be a blessing to these children in Tijuana.
KidTrek is presently serving ministries in California, New York, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Africa and Mexico. In the past year ministries have been trained and curriculum also sent to Alabama and Kentucky.