Harvest for Kids Fundraiser a great success

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The first annual Harvest for Kids to be held in Alberta was considered a great success.

Held on a farm just two miles north of Three Hills, on Saturday, September 8, it saw 16 combines arrive to harvest 120 acres of wheat, which, when turned into cash, will mean that 10,000 children will be able to attend camp. The crop of Brandon wheat yielded 65 bushels per acre.

Under the auspices of Children’s Camps International, currently partnering in six countries - India, Cambodia, Kenya, Fiji, Brazil and Mexico, these camps contribute to local growth and leadership training.

From the CCI website ccicamps.com we read that: “The ministry of Children’s Camps International is to assist vibrant indigenous churches to attain healthy and sustainable growth.” And that they “… believe in training leaders who will continue to train leaders. The most successful ministry is to efficiently and effectively be reproduced by the local church.”

Over 100 people from Trochu, Carbon, Three Hills and area were present for the lunch.

The success of this event is due to the number of farmers and community folk that got involved.

There is a special thanks to all those sponsors who contributed to the crop input that in turn has been harvested and added to the efforts of other similar Harvest for Kids.

The Children’s Camps International is headquartered in Winkler, Manitoba and since its beginning seven years ago has given 1.8 million children the chance to attend camp. It now averages 250,000 children annually.

This ministry is entirely funded by donors without any government input.