I wrote this post on behalf of Tyndale and the Adventures in Odyssey. I received free product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Join Adventures in Odyssey this summer to discover how fun it can be to serve others! Adventures in Odyssey, the beloved audio series from Focus on the Family, has encouraged kids toward a stronger faith for 25 years. Whit, Connie, Eugene, and the other loveable characters from Odyssey have shared countless adventures with kids across the world in the classic audio dramas, books, videos, and devotionals, fulfilling the AIO promise to help kids discover, imagine, and grow.
aioThis summer, Adventures in Odyssey is joining with Christian bookstores across the country, inviting kids to participate in a Summer of Service. They’re promoting the biblical message, “When you serve, everybody wins,” encouraging kids to serve their families, their communities, and their world. Whether it’s baking cookies for an elderly neighbor or putting together a care package for missionaries overseas, kids will discover that serving can be a blast!

How the A.C.T.S. (A Call to Service) challenge and contest works:
Kids who join A.C.T.S. can pick up a service log and collect fun character stickers for hours served at participating bookstores throughout the summer, or download a serving log online at whitsend.org.  At the end of the summer, kids can record and upload a short video telling how they serve and why they’d like to become an Adventures in Odyssey Ambassador.

A hundred winners will get the brand new AIO Album, and after online voting, two grand prize winners (one boy and one girl) will get to travel on an exciting Good-Goers Mission Based Adventure trip to another country with a parent!  The out-of-country destination will be announced on a live podcast May 22—hosted by AIO actors Katie Leigh (Connie) and Chris Anthony (Chris)—which you can watch at whitsend.org/acts. You don’t want to miss it!

Wouldn’t it be incredible if we as parents encouraged our children to spend their summer serving others?! So many of us make summer bucket lists ACTS webcast imagewith our kids. This year, let’s add a few service opportunities to our list. I want to raise my children to have the heart of a servant. I pray my children are always thinking and acting with others in mind, willing to put the needs of others before their own. Let’s join together to raise up a generation of servants who understand that becoming the best version of yourself involves consideration, compassion, and a selfless lifestyle.

I hope you and your family will take the A.C.T.S. (A Call to Service) challenge this summer! Click HERE for a great list of ideas of ways you and your kids can start SERVING! I can’t wait to start and am excited to get my kids involved!

Chasing Supermom readers have the opportunity to download a FREE mp3 of the Adventures in Odyssey Service episode! You can click HERE to get this awesome resource. Sit down with your family, listen in, and then talk about how you can serve as a family and/or as individuals within your community.