Contributed by Paula Hemphill in Ideas for your Ministry
Did you know that October 11th is International Day of the Girl, friends? It is! And I have a fun suggestion for how you can celebrate this year.
A few years ago, CNN released an absolutely beautiful, well made, high-dollar documentary called Girl Rising. I had the honor of hosting a showing of this film in Nashville-- while other CAs around the country were also able to do the same in their cities.
It was amazing to see how God worked to bring this film to the big screen across the nation-- educating and empowering our countrymen to help be the change we wish to see in the world.
So, for International Day of the Girl, throw a movie night party! Invite friends to your house and show it. Rent out a room at your local library. Ask your church if you can host a film night. Depending on your locale you could make snacks or set up a concession stand with all proceeds going to benefit girls growing up in developing countries. Don't forget to take a few minutes at the beginning and the end to share about World Vision, sponsorship, and how we can all make a difference for girls around the world.
Here's a checklist to help you get started in your planning!
Girl Rising Movie Night – cheat sheet
Greater Together is a collaborative blog written by volunteer child ambassadors for World Vision.