Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jacob's Epiphany

"Why does he have to leave the 99?" Jake asked me in the van.  That particular phrase is in a popular worship song right now that we played the last night of Kid's Club.  I reminded him of the parable of the lost sheep, and how the shepherd left his 99 sheep to go in search of his lost 1. 

Jakey thought for a moment and said, "So if I get lost, Jesus will come find me."  Exactly!  (Although I hope he doesn't go and get lost on purpose just to experiment with it...)

The fact the Jesus is willing to go in search of just the 1 is especially encouraging to me on nights when the kids and families who come to Akina have a hard time.  It helps me to know we can't give up.  Jesus won't.  It helps me to remember that it is worth it, they are worth it, and I am worth it!  So are you!

We have lots of fun stuff in store for Akina kids and families this summer, including a fundraising/ celebratory dinner on Friday, June 1 at 7 pm.  We would love for you to come and here about the ministry.  RSVP to 989-708--0737!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thankful for Grace Church for giving us the opportunity to bring boys from Akina to Arise with Guys. Loved the mesages from Case Keenum, Adam Thielen, and Tony Dungy downplaying fame and the lifting up Jesus speaks volume to kids who see fame as their only way out of poverty.

Studying what it means to being the body from Ephesians 4 on our literacy and discipleship night at Akina. Plus we got to do a fun Spring craft!