Saturday Evening Post: 4/14/18

Very productive week. Added some things to the big To Do List for the ministry. Doug and I met almost daily to plot our course, and I am excited about what’s ahead. Must just pray, pray, pray. That’s everything, because nothing good can happen without it.

Tonight I finished a document that knocked a few items off that List. Correctional facilities are asking for materials without personal information. Hopefully, this qualifies.

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Isaac sat with me, as I clicked and dragged. He’s a good work companion, but tends to sleep on the job. 😉

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I found a great children’s song leader on YouTube. Lucy really likes her (the song lady is classic ’90’s, and she’s fantastic). Lucy already has a favorite song, and we listen to over and over. It’s a pretty great song, though. My favorite line: “I’ll never have to say that He loves me not.” Check it out:

Lucy copies the woman’s hand motions (as best she can), but one day she got so excited she ran to get her tambourine.

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Until the Lord called us into prison ministry, children’s ministry was always my favorite place to serve in church. It’s a such an honor to share Jesus with a little one.

Interestingly enough, I used to always say (when I was trying to recruit people to help) that serving in or giving to children’s ministry was a investment with a guaranteed return (Proverbs 22:6 says so). During all our years on this prison ministry mission field, I have gathered stories to prove that little slogan. Many men and women will recount how they first heard about Jesus at a neighborhood VBS or in Sunday School—when a neighbor lady would take them, or a church bus would pick them up. For whatever reason, they stopped going, but once they were in jail they began to recall the things they had learned as little ones. Many, many also talk about their grandmother’s prayers, or their grandmother “forcing’ them to go to church. They are always grateful! 

I say it all the time, and I will say forever: the most important ministry in any church is its children’s ministry. If you ever have the chance to do anything to support the children’s ministry in your church, please do it. You won’t regret it.

God bless you all! ❤

Here’s a related post about children’s ministry. Click the title.

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