Hey check out these awesome words from our Children's Ministry Director, Amanda Walker:
"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:9-11
I have been writing a great deal about some of my prayers that have not been answered or not answered in the way for which I was hoping. Today, I want to praise God for prayers that have been answered just as I wanted (not that it is all about me, but you know what I mean:). First, we have received many school supplies and cash donations for the Back to School Splash. I think it is a huge testament to the positive state of our church that, even when economic times are tough, we are able to ask for and receive the money needed for important things such as Camp Sharon and school supplies. As of right now, we will be expecting a little over one hundred people for the Back to School Splash with somewhere between fifty and sixty of those people being children and youth. I would say about five or so of the families who have signed up have either never been to our church or only been once or twice. I don't care where you are reading this right now, that deserves an "Amen!" These answered prayers show that God has great things in store for our ministry and I fully expect one of those things to be an increase in children's attendance once the school year gets underway. Therefore, get ready folks for a year of love, laughter, and bringing the great news of Jesus Christ to eager ears and hearts!"