It was a week of activities prompted by ideas from an amazing Young Woman leader in California.
And it worked with the girls I was working with in my own congregation here in the desert.
So I shared it with blog readers way back then.
Since then, apparently many people felt those same feelings I had when I felt compelled to share it with the girls I was working with. The idea has been re-pinned on Pinterest and shared over and over again. My in-box was spilling over with requests for the information on how to make it work.
I wrote about what we put in each of the envelopes in our own neck of the woods over here: http://www.71toes.com/2011/12/envelopesfinally.html to give others who wanted to do this some ideas to jump from. But people wanted/needed more information. So Kelly, the wonderful YW leader who came up with the idea in the first place, put together some great documents for me to send out to requesters.
All these years later I still get requests for the information almost daily. My girls and I have sent the documents out to literally thousands of requesters all over the world from all different religious backgrounds. And as much as I am so happy to share it, it’s been difficult to keep up with the requests. Soooooo, my great brother helped me come up with a way to share the documents here so I don’t have to keep emailing people.
The general overview of the whole shebang is HERE. It outlines the week how we did it.
A sample letter to the parents to explain what the “Daughter of God” week entails is HERE.
I’m going to include another version of that one so that it doesn’t have to be re-typed to meet the needs of your group. The “word” format is HERE.
An idea for what to put in one of the seven envelopes is HERE.
Lots of good ideas for the Sunday lesson are HERE.
And some really good quotes to go along with that lesson are HERE.
And just to make sure you got it, the link with the pictures and outlines of what we did here is HERE.
May these tools help you help the girls in your care, whether they are your own daughters or friends or girls from church or school groups, to realize that we are all daughters of God.
And what an amazing blessing that is!