Kids Helping Kids

By Annette Manuel Assistant Sponsor Relations Coordinator Liesa Kliman teaches a pre-teen Sunday school class of thirteen children whose ages range from eight to twelve at Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church of Lufkin, Texas. If you looked at their picture you might not notice, but they are some extraordinary children. In December of 2010, the children’s Sunday school curriculum suggested that they do a community project. Liesa gave them several options, and they chose to raise $200 to help the children at Tupelo Children’s Mansion (TCM). The children went to work with enthusiasm for nine weeks making crafts. They sewed pillows, made no-sew blankets, hand painted magnets, beaded crosses, made greeting cards, baskets, hats, painted serving trays, ceramics, string balls, and flower pens in terra cotta pots. They sent out flyers for several weeks after church, and on Sunday morning February 6th they sold their products after service. After the pre-teen Sunday school class had sold their crafts and counted their profit, they had exceeded their goal. Instead of $200 they had raised $250 to send to the children at TCM. It isn’t every day you see kids helping kids. We are thankful to be a part of the lives of Liesa Kliman and the exceptional children she teaches at Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church!