Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A new edition to the Kingdom of God..

Well, I have been bubbling over since Saturday. So much so that I couldn't even write what I was feeling. In case any of you haven't heard...my little boy was SAVED Saturday night!!! The drama team & choir were invited to choir-fest so of course we went where the drama team proceeded to put on the best show I have ever seen in my life!! (I'm not biased, they are just that good). As we were leaving my baby told me he had to talk to me right then and in private. After a brief conversation, he told me he needed to talk to Brother Luke. Well, he did and he was saved right there in the parking lot of the church!!! Talk about in Awe! Woo Hoo!!
I watched my little boy look up at Luke with big eyes and tears in them so intently and listening to every word he said. I have never seen him do that before. He told Luke that he felt something in here (circling his chest) and it made him feel real happy. Now, if any of you know my boy, you know he is not the social butterfly and he rarely looks at you in the eye. He did then. He knew he was a sinner in need of a Savior!! I am just so overwhelmed with love for this child and so proud that he bravely asked his pastor to pray with him on what I know had to be the most scary and exciting moment in his short little life. He never waivered, or looked to me for the answer in which to give Luke, like kids do when asked questions by grown-ups when mom is nearby. He was so big in that moment and so sure of what he was saying and hearing. When he said that prayer, asking God to save him, well, I can honestly say that I have never felt anything like that in all of my life. I feel so blessed that God let me be part of his experience. I am so honored that I serve a true and living God that is still in the business of saving lost souls through the blood of His Son.
I have to give "props" to our FOG team too. I have been telling these kids from the first day what they are doing to impact their audience. Now there is proof. The fruits of their labor so to speak. They had a huge part in leading my child to the Lord!! And I have to say thanks again to Cheryl and Shaunta' for the love they have for these kids and all the hard work they have done with them. Cheryl has told them from the beginning that their focus is always on God and encouraged them to pray and so has Shaunta'. Let me just say that I know these kids have been praying!
I think what touched me most is the fact that all of these teenagers were so excited for Jay and texting eachother and blogging about it. It just touched my heart more than I can say. They didn't have to care, you know? They are all so awesome and I love them each and every one. I sure hope they know it.
I pray that our elementary team can have the same impact. Oh, yeah, they have named themselves KFC...kids for Christ. How bout that for cool??
Til next time...love and blessings...Missi

Monday, February 16, 2009

Throwing David to....the dogs???

I know, I know, it's been a little bit since I posted anything. What can I say? I am BORING!!! There have been a few interesting things go on that I have been forunate to be a part of. The drama team at church blew my mind yet again. If you haven't seen their latest, visit Shaunta's blog or you can look on Youtube. It will rock your socks I can promise you that!!! Kaitlyn was so disappointed because the planets didn't show up as good as she would have liked, but it was still awesome. Can I just say THANK GOD for Cheryl and Shaunta? They are so wonderful with these kids. I have been blessed to be a part of the practices for the past few weeks. Even though I saw them, I was still in tears during the whole performance.
And......guess what else? Wendy and myself are getting the elementary kids together to form their own drama team. I am so excited! I think the kids are too. I just pray that I do what God has me to and that in all we do with these children, Jesus is at the heart of it.

Moving on to the funny stuff... or at least I think it is. I just want to mention up front that I have taught VBS, children's church, Bible release, etc. etc., but I usually have older kids. I recently have taken the 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School. I generally have one or two kids if it's a good day. On this particular Sunday, I had two, who happened to be cousins. They are so cute at this age and so smart. I began like usual, prayer requests and prayer. After the "pray for my brother's to stop being mean to me" and "do we have to pray, I'm hungry", we prayed and read our lesson. It was about serving. It centered on Saul and David and how God used David to serve from the time he was a shepherd up to when he wrote Psalms to praise God. We went into detail about him playing the harp for Saul and how he would become ruler over Isreal, how he blessed people in God's name. I mean we had a real discussion. (as much as a 6 and 7 year old can with me in charge). We talked about how you can serve people as a child. Responses like, " You can't" and "Why? Do I have to?" were pretty popular this day. Not that they weren't attentive and well behaved, they were wonderfully behaved children, just very honest children. Finally, after all of our discussion and reciting the memory verse, I asked "Do you remember what David was doing when God called for him to be annointed?" I looked at their sweet little faces as they searched their brains for the answer. " I know!" said one. " He was a German Shepherd!"
Now, I pose this question to you, my dear friends.... Am I the BEST teacher or what??!!!!
It is days like this that remind me why God has called me to do His work as a teacher. Be it ever so humble, a Sunday School teacher I am . And I am loving every minute of it. So, Thank you God, for reminding me that ALL of your creations are worthy to be mentioned, even the dogs.

Love and Blessings til next time....Missi

p.s. I am soooo loving the new job. I believe it to be hand-picked by Jesus just for me!!!!