For boys and girls ages 5th grade through seniors in high school
"SEEING YOURSELF AS GOD SEES YOU"
At age 23 Lizzie Velasquez is one of only three known people worldwide with her medical syndrome. When an Internet video calling her "The World's Ugliest Women" went viral, Lizzie set out to discover what truly makes us beautiful. She has been featured in national media and has authored two books. Audiences nationwide find her attitude is contagious. Young people will be inspired by her extraordinary positive attitude and unshakable faith in God.
Lizzie’s medical condition has made her life a study in contradictions. She eats whatever she wants, yet cannot move a weigh scale past 60 or so pounds. In a time when many people change their appearance in order to feel accepted, she has accepted herself as extraordinary. Her attitude, not her syndrome, is contagious.
Lizzie will share stories about her personal experiences, advice on being unique, dealing with bullying and negativity, how to love yourself as the gift of God you are. Her message will resonate with anyone who struggles with self-image – and if we’re honest, that’s most people at one time or another.
Her book publisher is Liguori Publications which is a ministry whose mission is to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
Churches can download, print and post at your church and have your youth post and circulate in their schools.
This fun event will also feature a
contemporary Christian band, prizes,
and opportunities to reach out to
homeless men, women and children.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Space is limited. First come first serve.
Those who register in advance are guaranteed seats as available.
For questions call: (515) 265-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Groups Helping Homeless Children What your youth group can do before the event
During the WAKE UP CALL youth rally we will provide a love offering opportunity for the attendees. Church youth groups are invited to help homeless children living at Hope Ministries’ Family Center by raising money for the children to experience Christian summer camp, field trips to Adventureland, the Science Center, Living History Farms, Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa State Fair, I Cubs games and more including recreational & educational activities and provide funds to purchase Bible Study books and craft supplies. We’re hoping youth groups will sponsor fund raising activities prior to WAKE UP CALL and bring their offering to the event.
OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECTIVELY RAISE $6,250
Youth groups are creative and will come up with many different ways to help raise money for homeless children. One idea to consider is below.
Hope Ministries is providing a teachable opportunity for your youth to live out the story of the loaves and fishes by requesting a free supply of “Loaves & Fishes” cards from Hope Ministries. Each card holds 20 quarters totaling $5. Encourage family members or friends to help fill the card with quarters – and let them know their loose change can change a life! The cards can be used over and over while your youth invite others to support their drive and turn in their change to your church. We ask that you bring one check the evening of the Wake Up Call and present it during our love offering that evening. We will do a quick tally that evening of the offering and announce the result.
AN OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY
We invite churches to take advantage of an outreach opportunity by encouraging your youth to extend a personal invitation to their friends and other students from their school to attend the Wake Up Call event with them and their youth group. This is wonderful opportunity for your youth to share the love of Christ with their neighbors and schoolmates. Our keynote speaker (Lizzie) has a very powerful message that will inspire young people SEEING YOURSELF AS GOD SEES YOU – BEAUTIFUL!
PERSONAL INVITATION CARDS
Personal Invitation Cards are an affective way for youth to invite their friends to the event. Simply download, print, make copies and distribute as needed.