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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Partnering with Parents

Children love gifts. Based on the knowledge of this fact, every time we have an opportunity, we give the children in our ministries a gift bag full of things we believe will help them know who Jesus is and grow in their relationship with Him.

For Christmas this year the gift bag included a Christmas storybook, a candy cane with the Christian story of the candy cane attached, a Bible tract with stickers that tell the Christmas Bible story, Nativity silly bands (silly bands are quite the rage these days), and a gospel tract written at a child's level.

After receiving her gift bag at Moppets Wednesday, our Youth Pastor's daughter, Olivia, asked her mommy to read everything to her. In the gospel tract, it asks children if they would like to pray and ask Jesus to forgive them of their sin and be their Savior. Olivia looked up at her Mommy and responded that she did!

Colossians 4:5b says to make the most of every opportunity. God supplies finances for us to purchase resources for families to share with their children at home. We are thankful for parents who take the time to invest in their children's spiritual lives. It is the parents who have the greatest impact on their children. We are merely a support.

Welcome to God's family Olivia!

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