"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!