Win! WIN! WIN!!!


It’s amazing what can happen when we ask God what we should do. He does things we could not imagine on our own. This Parents Night Out, Kids Play Date Fundraiser is one of those things that we didn’t see coming.

God gave me this verse: Romans 12:11-13 MSG, “Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.”

We have young families in our church who are in need of a break. Childcare is expensive, trusting anyone to care for their children is hard. So, offering this to provide an opportunity for a break, a date, a nap, that’s A WIN!

We have teens who need funds to go to camp, and we have families who have younger kids who need funds to go to camp. This provides for the funds they need to go to camp. That’s A WIN!

But what I didn’t foresee, and what took me by surprise was the relationships growing between our youth and our Littles. These kids are eating up this attention. They look at these preteens and teens as though they are their hero’s. And isn’t that what we want? Kids mentoring kids?

This is the third WIN! And all glory goes to God, who knows what our family needs more than we do!

This kind of stuff makes me love my job, and the team that God has provided!
And that is Good News!

Pastor Shane Heldman