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Through Wonder Club Early Learning Center and Children’s Ministries we are able to support the academic and spiritual development of children who land in high-risk situations. Every child deserves a chance to learn and grow, and our programs provide the best chance for both.

Wonder Club

Wonder Club Early Learning Center is an early learning environment for children in families that cannot afford traditional Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Daily classes promote language and number readiness skills, crafts, music, large and small motor development skills and social skills. Wonder Club is made possible by a partnership with Water Street Mission and Lancaster County Christian School.




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Children's Ministries

Children’s Ministries, on the campus of Water Street Mission, provides a safe fun space for children in families experiencing homelessness. Kids will find help with homework, lessons focused on understanding the character of God plus crafts and playtime. It’s a place for a kid to be a kid during what might be a challenging season of life.

40

Current average of children in our residence at any given time

3-4

How many times each child is in the Children's Ministry Room per week

  • The Renewal of Renee

    When Renee began Wonder Club as a preschooler, she was shy and withdrawn. She had just been placed in a foster home and was waiting to be adopted. Through the love and prayers of the staff and her foster family, Renee began to learn and grow. She went from knowing six letters in the alphabet at the beginning of the year to 20 by the end of the year, and her counting improved from one to five to one through 15.

    Renee started praying her own prayers, and she invited Jesus into her heart. When she left Wonder Club at the end of her preschool year, she was a different girl; and in October of 2014, Renee was embraced into her forever family through adoption.

    *Name has been changed to protect privacy.

  • The Renewal of Tanya

    When Tanya* came to the Children’s Ministry at Water Street, Miss Ginger prayed about how to handle her. She would kick and hit her mom, refusing to obey. She wouldn’t receive compliments the staff would try to give her but hang her head low. “I was feeling discouraged one day, and asked for prayer,” Miss Ginger shared. She knew the days were busy and chaotic and wanted to make sure that the spiritual time was also occurring. That same day, Tanya came up to Miss Ginger and said, “Miss Gin-ser, will you read me a story about Jesus?” and pointed to the children’s Bible. “This little girl has grown in leaps and bounds!” Miss Ginger proudly proclaimed. Obviously, the spiritually important items were still happening and sinking into the children. Tanya’s mom was experiencing back pain, and Tanya suggested they pray and ask Jesus to heal it. She told her mom she wasn’t sure how to pray, and her mom helped lead her in a prayer for healing, even though they didn’t have any Christian background. Tanya’s mom now reads to her from the children’s Bible every night. “Tanya has the most hunger for learning about God that I’ve seen,” Miss Ginger said. “She has changed so much and is now one of my favorite students.”

    *Name has been changed to protect privacy.

  • The Renewal of Renee

    When Renee began Wonder Club as a preschooler, she was shy and withdrawn. She had just been placed in a foster home and was waiting to be adopted. Through the love and prayers of the staff and her foster family, Renee began to learn and grow. She went from knowing six letters in the alphabet at the beginning of the year to 20 by the end of the year, and her counting improved from one to five to one through 15.

    Renee started praying her own prayers, and she invited Jesus into her heart. When she left Wonder Club at the end of her preschool year, she was a different girl; and in October of 2014, Renee was embraced into her forever family through adoption.

    *Name has been changed to protect privacy.

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