Children's shoes
October 19 2001 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

Children's shoes | Friday, Oct. 19, 2001

Friday, Oct. 19, 2001

Children's shoes

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor Parents of small children know that a child's foot can grow faster than snap beans in the summer. We can hardly get Samuel into a pair of new sneakers, boots or bucks before they start crimping his toes and we're back at the store looking for new ones.

Fortunately (I guess) he still manages to wear them out, so I don't feel bad about having unused shoes lying about.

There is a good use for outgrown children's shoes, though. One promotional idea for the North Carolina Missions Offering is to have children decorate old shoes and then use them as banks to raise money for missions.

The exercise encourages children to think about what it would be like to walk in other people's shoes - like people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. It also reminds them, as they fancy up their shoes with glitter and pipe cleaners, of the biblical "How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim the good news."

If your child hasn't decorated a shoe bank yet, consider trying it as a family project, and fill it up with money for missions.

Better yet, use one of dad's old shoes instead.

It holds more.

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