Welcome to Portals Projects! Each week we share projects that foster community building, creative thinking, problem-solving and character development. Invite your student(s) to pick a project that interests them to work on for a day or a week. Encourage them to share their plans, products or performances with the Portals community so we can all celebrate and grow together.
Week 12 - Hope
Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Home for the Holidays
The holidays are often spent gathering with friends and family in a home. Not everyone has a home to celebrate in through. Pick and complete one of the following projects:
Design a tiny home as tiny houses are a growing solution being tried to combat chronic homelessness.
Make a presentation that shows all of the fun things there are to do in your hometown for the holidays for someone new to the area.
Invite someone who doesn’t have a home for the holidays to spend Christmas with you. (Examples: College student, single person, refugee family)
Challenge: Using only general household materials (no inherent decorative items or materials) and with limited time, make as many Christmas decorations as you can.
Time: 30 minutes minus 2 minutes for every member of your group
Keep Christ in CHRISTmas (Hope Project CHRISTmas)
An organization in New Zealand is committed to keeping Christ visible by sharing the nativity story in culturally relevant ways and public displays. How can you follow their example and bring the hope of Christ to your community?
Imagine you are an explorer and you have discovered a new land. You are wandering around when you come across an interesting geological feature that you have never seen before. It reminds you of your mission and renews your hope that you can complete it. Create a physical model of the unique landmark. It can be as realistic or fantastical as you want.
Share your project
Email your pictures, videos, links to Portals Hub Support. Please call or email hub support if you need help submitting.