Hello OX Families,
Hope you are all recovering from reminiscing about a great time of family fun last night. I’m just now starting to regain my senses after being slammed in the face a couple dozen times and thought I’d fill you in on our official OrangeXplosion 2.0 Off-Day Challenges. Though we think spending time with your family and/or serving others is it’s own reward, for every challenge that you complete, we will also add another entry for your family into our fabulous prize drawings. Here are the challenges:
1) We talked last night about Family Traditions, like a game night or certain dinner, car ride or bedtime routines, that help build the parent-child relationship and create lasting memories. What, if any, traditions does your family have that other families might like to incorporate into their daily or weekly routines to promote such healthy family interactions? Write your family tradition in the comment section, so that everyone can see it.
2) One of the things that brings a family closer is serving others together. The Cypress Family is actively involved in serving others in Kenya, in Haiti, and in our own backyard (Clearwater). Currently our downtown street ministry has a great need for men’s clothing and the Springs of Hope orphanage in Kenya has a need for underwear, pajamas, and shoes for kids ages 2-13 (you can check out the specific type of shoes that work best by clicking here). We will have an area set up on Wednesday and Friday night to receive any of these items if you are able to donate. For those families who may be looking for a larger challenge, the Cypress Family also are currently raising funds to sponsor 300 students at our sister church and school in St. Louis du Nord, Haiti. You can find out more about this endeavor and/or sponsor a child by clicking here.
3) One of the “apps” that we will be talking about this week is the “eBay” app. We are hoping to find pictures of some of the silliest things that people try to sell on eBay. Take a look as a family and see what silly things you can find. Then send us the link(s) using this contact form and the subject heading “OX eBay Challenge”.
4) If you have not yet done so, you can also still earn an extra entry for your family by “liking” our Families at Cypress Facebook page.
That’s all for now. Until tomorrow – 3…2…1…EXPLODE!