May 23, 2013

Have You Seen "The Little Red Wagon?"

Last week, I watched a movie called "The Little Red Wagon" on Netflix.  It tells the true story about a boy named Zach Bonner.

Zach is the founder of the non-profit charity called the Little Red Wagon Foundation. 

When he was seven years old, he founded the organization to aid the 1.3 million homeless children in the United States.

Bonner said that, "These kids don't have a home, they don't have a safe place to sleep at night.  They're out on the streets not because they want to be, but because it's out of their control."

Bonner received the Presidential Service Award in 2006.  In 2007, Bonner began his three-stage "My House to the White House" project.  The project's purpose was to raise money and awareness for homeless children.  In 2007, he walked 280 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee, Florida, while in 2008, he covered 250 miles from Tallahassee to Atlanta, Georgia.

In the final leg of the trip, he walked 668 miles from Georgia to Washington D.C.  Upon the completion of the "My House to the White House" project, Bonner planned another project, March Across America.  From March 23 to September 14, 2010, he walked 2,448 miles from Tampa to Los Angeles.

As I watched the movie, I thought about this...
  • How many times do we underestimate the potential of the kids in our ministry?
  • How many times do we forget that kids can make a huge impact for Christ...now.
  • Are we equipping, empowering, and encouraging the kids in our ministry to be world-changers?
  • Are we providing opportunities for kids to serve and make a difference?
If you haven't seen "The Little Red Wagon," then I encourage you to watch it and be inspired.  There are some Zach Bonners in your ministry, just waiting for someone to believe in them and give them an opportunity.

1 comments:

Wow! Just watched that movie last night!
was thinking the same thing... All kids have a servant's heart, they just need someone to believe in them and show some support!!
thanks Dale

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