There were many questions for me that went into creating the film Love Bomb when it came to the potential to inspire thousands of people into international service. I believe that doing service on an international level brings with it many questions in order to participate in a way that is truly beneficial to everyone involved. This is a short piece beginning the inquiry into this very complicated topic.
Do you have a dream of service but don't know where to start?
Today I am interviewing a local leader in teen service about her journey from aspiration to action, Jeni Olsen. (Check out her local chapter of Roots & Shoots here in Napa, California right here). She is in preparation for a March 30-April 3 2015 teen service trip to Haiti with the organization Soles 4 Souls, and there is still an opportunity for a few more teens to participate.
Hi There, it's Rhea here. I took a moment to write a bit about life lessons learned on our recent service trip to Peru (many of you joined us for the Facebook Photo Journal Here!). I just revisited the blog post that I had prepared to post before the Napa Earthquake sidetracked my ability to get back to it. It is amazing to me how these 14 Life Lessons have been totally applicable and in action for me and my community in the past week! I think life wants me to get these down!!
Here is the blog, written three days prior to the quake:
Some of you have seen the film Love Bomb and others are still waiting for the chance,...once you do you will see that part of our story is that we collaborate with an elementary school to have the kids draw little love bomb stickers that we bring with us to gift to the children that we see there.
Well, this year we are going during summer vacation,...so kids are out of school!
We are looking to gather 100+ stickers to bring with us and we'll need them in hand by Wednesday, July 30!
This is where you and your kids come in!
Would you like to have your kids do a little summer sticker service lesson?
Here is what you'll need:
1. Blank stickers (If you can't find blanks, printer labels will do just fine that you cut to separate for us!)
2. Coloring pens, crayons, or pencils
3. Envelope and stamp to send 'em to us!
Here is the lesson:
Ask your kids to think of something nice that will "brighten someone's day" that they can draw or write on a sticker that a child in Peru will enjoy. In years past the kids have received these stickers like little "collectors items" that they put in special places. It becomes a fun game and sweet exchange.
Here are some more examples:
We will bring the stickers with us and take as many photos as we can of children with the stickers to post in a follow up blog right here for you to share with your kid's!
It's a sweet little late-summer service project.
Are you in? Awesome!
Please send the stickers to arrive by Wednesday, July 30 to:
Blossom Chiropractic Studio, 1834 First St., Suite 3, Napa, CA 94559
Thank you for playing!
Big Love, Rhea