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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Caught off Guard


What a great and interesting morning Sunday's Service was for me!!

It was my first Sunday serving in our children’s ministry KidzKonnection and let me just tell you, kids are VERY interesting!!  But I LOVED every minute of it and I thought I'd share just a couple highlights with you. :)

Here are a few things I overheard our kids say...

"He started it!" (Sure he did LOL)
"Everyone plug your noses! I just laid a bomb!" (I am sure his mom is so proud)
"I could not hold it in!" (Said same boy… that laid the bomb... with the proud mom)

But one of the most heart wrenching things was said after I asked my group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders this question, "If God told you, as he did King Solomon, He would give you anything you ask for, what would you ask for?"  

Here were their answers...

"I WANT AN iPHONE!!!!"
"I want a hundred iPhones!!"
"I want an iPad."
"MONEY!!"
"I just want my mom and dad to get back together."

Yeah, heart wrenching!!  I was able to later talk with this sweet child and share the love of God with them.  I am humbled that God is using CCA and all our children's workers to truly make a difference and offer hope to some kids who are hiding hopelessness behind their smiles.

So please pray for Pastor Caleb and all of us who serve with him that we would be God's voice, hands and heart to them.  These kids will grow up knowing that not only did Jesus put them first, but in Alachua, FL there were a group of adults that put them first too!!

But here is what I also know, kids are not the only ones who are hiding behind smiles.

So as you move through your week, ask God to show you to whom you can be His voice, hands and heart. 

You ARE a difference maker because you were created to make difference!! Ephesians 2:10

Much love,