Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

By Jennifer Snook, Director of Children’s Ministries

Sometimes in the late evening after we have put our three tornadoes to bed, I take a few minutes…okay, several minutes, and scroll through my Facebook newsfeed.

Being the youngest of six children, I have a number of people to keep in the loop. After sending a few messages, I usually scroll through my home page. Last week I noticed a photo that gave me pause to stop and stare. It was a snapshot of seven women all of whom were from my home church in the small Kansas town where I grew up. I recognized each face, and though I had not seen any of them in well over twenty years, I could name them all.

A rush of thoughts and memories swept over me as God took that moment to remind me of one particular lady in the photo who challenged me to memorize John 3:16. Then there was the woman sitting next to her in the photo who sang the books of the Bible every week, and to this day I know the song. To the right of those two was another woman who never stopped calling and checking on me during my middle school years when I wanted to sleep in on Sundays instead of going to worship.

Each one played a significant role in my walk of faith and seeing them all together in one photo was almost too much for me to compute. I am thrilled to serve at Grace, and my hope is to give you an opportunity to be that snapshot in someone else’s life that causes them to stop and recall the ways in which you helped them understand their own relationship with a God who loves them and will not be without them.

“Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and vermin do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ~Matthew 6:20-21.

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