The kids walked with their amazing leaders from the community center sliding over and squishing in to fill up three front pews. I have to admit, I had some tears that this was finally happening. I have had some interaction with these kids at the community center but not all of them. I waved to the ones I knew and smiled at the ones I was about to know. Overjoyed does not describe the feeling of being waved back by those for who you pray in the very place in which you bring them to God.
This however is not the end of my prayers, it is just the beginning. Our church will be challenged to weekly show these kids and by proxy their parents love and care and passion. Lord, grant us the strength, the compassion, the ability to see what you see and the wisdom as to how to continue this great work that started today. To you be all the Glory , and all the people said "AMEN".
shine on my friends!!!
p.s i so wish I had remembered my camera, you would have loved the smiling faces of teachers and students alike!!