Saturday, May 03, 2008


These are "my kids"! The ones that God has blessed me with to teach about God's love.
I love everyone of them and they each are special. God is helping me learn and realize what a responsibility that I have in my hands as I stand before them each Sunday. I am realizing I may be their only hope of them reaching God in a real relationship. I am young and am still learning all the teaching stuff and I feel I will forever be a student in "Gods Training school". But I don't think that is a bad thing. I have learned in the last year....that I need to say again and again "how can we become a Christian? We have to ASK Jesus into our hearts and ASK Him to forgive us. Then LEAN on him and He will direct us in the way He wants us to." I guess growing up in a christian home...that fact is always just a given. But for these kids living in todays society they are being taught...Be nice, Be a good person...and you will go to Heaven. So it is my responsibilty to really tell them HOW TO BE SAVED. I know this should have already been a "given Lesson" that I need to teach. But I had the misconception that they would get that thought thru the Bible stories I would tell. But the gentle Spirit of God showed me that I need not be so vague...but to just tell them outright. So I am learning.

Joe~ He is our longest Attendee in Jr. Church. He is a great listener...and he loves to help. Sometimes a little to much. But I hope that God can get thru to his heart on day and help him see his need for salvation.
my Little Lily~ (isn't she a doll??) Lily has been with us almost a year. She is 4 years old and is older sister to Ethan (see below) She is very motherly to her lil' helping him take his coat off..and making sure he gets in his seat. (so cute, but annoying to Ethan) She is really quiet...but she loves to sing. She made me so proud when we had to sing in front of the church...and she sang so big and even helped act out the scripture verse. The whole church just fell in love with her smile.
Kyle~ He was such a quiet boy when he started he just talks and talks. (he overall is quiet but comparing him to when he first came is alot better at communicating) He does a good job listening but it takes him awhile to understand some things.

Chyanne (in red) and Abby (purple) ~ these Girls are so much alike and yet so different (yes they are sisters) Abby is much more backwards and a little stonger in her disposition...Where Chyanne is more outgoing and has a bit of a sweeter spirit about her. They both are good listeners but both struggle with learning things that they have to read. (I am not sure anyone else that is Children's ministry are finding that this younger generation, in lower income homes are stuggling on learning to read. I am finding it more and more and it is very sad to me.)Ethan~ (Lily's little brother) At 3 years old this little one is just a litte heart warmer. His big brown eyes are just heart melting. He is very stubborn and quiet, but know how to shake his head "NO!" very well. But he is doing so much better. Getting involved in singing and even trying to act out and say bible verses. I have of yet had a conversation with him, but he is only 3 and that will come one day.
Cameron and Shelby~ This brother and sister are very close. Their Grandparent attend our do their Great-grandparents. They are so cute. I was so proud of Cameron after this Picture was taken I had asked the kids which material was easier to build with(trying to make a point on how we should build our lives strong on JESUS)...Playdoh or blocks? Thinking my younger ones would not get it as well. Cameron raised his hand and said "the blocks" I asked him "why?" He said "Because it stands up better and doesn't fall over." I was so proud of him!!!

Here recently I had been experiencing a little feeling of "burn-out" (which I am sure some of you can identfy with) My pastor got me a helper and for 2 months I will have only Sunday school and She will do Jr. Church. But after about just 1 month, I miss my kids!!! I am in the process of getting my stuff togather and getting back in the saddle again. I Thank GOD for giving me such a desire to teach younger ones about Him. I am honored that God would think that I could do the job well enough. Pray for me...and leave me a note if you are in ministry so I know to pray for you