Rhema: A Little Girl Who Dreams of a Book In Every Child’s Hands

By Eric Steckel | October 21, 2019

I met Rhema and her father, Pastor David Hatfield-Dyels, at the June Hope For Children Now Gala. They were guests of Children Rising board member James Branch.

Rhema loves to read — two books a week. “Reading to me is like watching a movie in 3D,” she explains.

Inspired to share her love of reading with others, she dreamed of getting free books in the hands of children. And she was determined to make that dream a reality.

Fast forward a few months. The Rhema Reading Mobile is taking shape. It will provide young people free books and “change generations through the LOVE of reading.”

“Rhema’s goal is to ‘change generations through the LOVE of reading.’”

Children Rising couldn’t be more supportive of Rhema’s lofty goal. We are partnering with Rhema to help get the Reading Mobile out on the streets of Oakland and, more importantly, books into the hands of children.

Please join us Saturday, October 26th at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church for the Rhema Word Worship Celebration, a fundraiser and celebration supporting the Rhema Reading Mobile. It is a free event, and all are welcome. Together, we can not only help a little girl see her dream come to reality – we’ll be putting more books into the hands of eager young readers. Now that’s a partnership we can all get behind.

Rhema Word Worship Celebration, supporting the Rhema Reading Mobile

When: Saturday, October 26th at 12:00 PM
Where: Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave; Oakland, CA 94606
More Information: (510) 473-2410

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