April: Rita and Missions Club

In this month’s Missions Highlight, meet Rita Lynn Haworth and Missions Club. Rita has a heart for children and uses Missions Club to connect kids at Apex to missionaries and ministries all across the world. 

About Rita:

What does the world look like in the eyes of a child? What can children do to impact lives around them? How can Apex children serve locally and internationally? These questions and many more ran through my mind as I sat and talked with Katie Tutino about the children she was working with at Apex. We began to explore better ways to expose kids to missions in their community, as well as around the world. By the end of our conversation we landed on starting Apex Kids Missions Club. The first Friday of each month from 6pm-8pm kids from kindergarten to fifth grade meet in the Missions Cafe to share a family meal, pray and learn about one local mission and one international mission.


The first Friday of each month from 6pm-8pm kids from kindergarten to fifth grade meet in the Missions Cafe to share a family meal, pray and learn about one local mission and one international mission.
— Rita Haworth

Not only do they hear about the missions, but they are given an opportunity to serve those ministries at some level. We write letters, send funds to help fill needs and exchange pictures to orphans Apex serves. We also send our own missionaries care packages, collect items to donate to various ministries and much much more. Most of all, though, we pray for one another and the world we live in. As the months have turned into years of serving with the Missions Club kids, I have seen so much fruit from them. I am blessed to serve alongside them here locally, as well as in Mexico with Back2Back Ministries. 

Prayer for Rita:
My prayer request would be that I always listen to what God wants me to expose His children to. That I can show them how equipped they are to do kingdom work at their age. Pray they never lose their child-like faith. 

Contact Rita:
rita.haworth@apexcommunity.org

Message for Apex:
My message to Apex would be that if you have kids expose them early to the world around them. Serve as a family, teach them to pray for others and be BOLD for Christ.