Peeps' Gift and Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 29, 2013
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Peeps holding jarIt all got started when 7-year-old Peeps asked if he could make an announcement to his parents' Bible study. Beaming, he passed around Joni and Friends' flyers, and explained how he was raising money to buy a wheelchair for a disabled kid in another country. He then placed a jar on the counter (filled with bills and coins), and invited the adults to participate if "any felt led to help." The following week, he announced to the group: "We did it! I was going to add my own birthday money, but after I counted everything, I found that we already raised $241!" Joyfully, he transferred the money to another jar, placed the empty one on the counter, and encouraged the adults to help "the next disabled person in need" (Peeps and his family are currently working on that jar). Are you looking for an unusual Christmas gift to give? Follow the lead of this remarkable child with his big heart – give a wheelchair to a needy disabled kid this season. God bless you, Peeps – you're setting quite the example!

 
 

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Way to go Peeps! You are going to inspire others. This is amazing! We also heard about when you made pancakes for others. Good job making it to $241. You have a big heart. Keep on doing what you're doing. - From the Students
  • Dec. 3, 2013
  • 10:35 a.m.
  • Mr. Mills Class