I have loved Adventures in Odyssey since Whit’s Flop. Stories are bread and meat for me and the stories of Odyssey are up there with Narnia and Disney in my world. When I was little, my brother and I listened to our Adventures in Odyssey tapes over and over. I learned about siblings from Donna and Jimmy, life and death from Karen, new birth from Connie and so many other lessons from the gang at Whit’s End.
I have been slowly
brainwashing introducing my kids to Adventures in Odyssey (the target age is 8-12) and they (especially Lydia) would listen to ten in a row if I let them. I love resources like Adventures in Odyssey that are top-notch in creativity and in message and content. I also love the slow-ness of a radio drama. It’s non-screen time that can be enjoyed as a family.
So, I was super-dee-duper excited when I heard about the summer ACTS (A Call To Serve) project from Adventures in Odyssey. Do you remember our Shoes 2 Share adventure or Collect for Kenya? This is the same idea–challenging kids to get out and DO something to serve others this summer.
Which sounds remarkably like our Monthly Missions! (Just another little hey-I-see-you message to my heart.) Adventures in Odyssey is challenging their readers to give 50,000 hours of service this summer. To help, they have a downloadable path to service chart to keep track of your hours. Plus, they are doing a MAJOR giveaway to go along with it—your kids could win a Good-Goers Adventure Missions Trip!
Anywhoo, there’s tons of details on Whit’s End website and there’s even going to be a webcast THIS Wednesday featuring Katie Leigh (voice of Connie Kendall) and Chris Anthony (host of Adventures in Odyssey) to kick off this whole cool ACTS adventure! We’ll be watching and I’d love for you and your kids to tune in to get excited to answer this call to serve, too! (June’s monthly mission will be a perfect fit, I’ll be announcing it in two weeks!)
BUT WAIT! Here’s the SUPER FUN part!
I’ve got a FREE Adventures in Odyssey episode for you! Just click here to download Business of Busyness. It’s a fun episode and will be a perfect conversation starter for teaching your kids to serve. There is also a free PDF with ideas to serve your family, community and world.
Any other Adventures in Odyssey fans out there? Anyone gonna join the ACTS challenge?
The folks at Adventures in Odyssey contacted me and asked me to post about ACTS. I was going to do it anyway because it flows perfectly with our Monthly Mission.