From an Abundant Grace dad:
I wanted to share with you an experience from last week that showed me how big of a difference the Kids’ Ministry can make in our kids’ lives:
Last Sunday, my daughter invited her best friend over to play. Unfortunately, she is having a tough time lately since her parents have just divorced and her father returned to Australia, leaving the mom and two girls here. While I was making lunch, I heard the girls talking about this and my daughter , out of nowhere, says, “do you know about Jesus ? ,” to which her friend said “no.” My daughter then asks, “do you know about praying?,” to which her friend again replies “no.” My daughter then replies, “can I tell you about Jesus and praying” and went on to give a 7-year-old explanation about it. Finally, she asked her friend if she wanted to go to Easter brunch and church with us.
I was in the kitchen with tears in my eyes and feeling terribly convicted myself, since I often feel so nervous at the thought of sharing the gospel with others, and here’s my little girl, doing it as if its nothing special.
I was in the kitchen with tears in my eyes and feeling terribly convicted myself, since I often feel so nervous at the thought of sharing the gospel with others, and here’s my little girl, doing it as if its nothing special. It made me immediately call one of our expat friends who is a (every few years) Easter and Christmas Christian and invite them to the Easter brunch and gathering too.
My daughter’s evangelism has been on my heart all week and I’ve been so glad to see that the lessons we share with the kids in church each week are sinking in and settling into their hearts.