Children's Ministry - October 2018

Twelve years ago in October, my life as I knew it changed drastically. I was so used to talking to my momma every day or she was at our house 2-3 days a week keeping Jayson and spending time with us. She was a safety I had all my childhood, teen, and very few adult years. Then, that day came when Jay told me she was gone in a car accident. I cannot tell you much about the next few days as I mourned and was
carrying Mason to deliver him 3 weeks later. To say it has ever gotten better since, I cannot say that. But I will tell you this as I have said time and time again, we should not live as if there is a tomorrow. I prayed for strength, love, and help in my mourning process. He gave me that and so much more in Jay and the boys which were there every day in the good, bad, and ugly. Also, our extended family, church family, and friends were there with hugs, smiles, cards, phone messages, visits, and dishes you prepared. These gestures of strength, faith, and help came through you. You will never know how much Jesus worked in my life through each of you.

As the holidays come up, show and tell your family, friends, and neighbors how important they are, and that Jesus lives in and through you. We must learn to live as if there is no tomorrow. Over the years, Jay and I have told lots of people how you see kids at church or somewhere if you are in town and they never fail to give you a big hug, smile, high five, or a handshake. They will never know what an impact they have on our heart. These kids love unconditionally like there is no tomorrow. They do not do it thinking they will get something in return. Their love is like God formed each of our hearts to love. Think and pray about all of the joy and love through Christ you can give or show someone
today. We are not here to pick and choose who gets our time, attention, and love. We are here to share the joy and love God has given to us, to everyone.

Thank you for the love, encouragement and support you have shown my family and me through the years, and your support of Cook Kidz Ministry.

If you would like to talk or know about Cook Kidz Ministry. I am here and available. We do have opportunities for you to serve and receive lots of hugs, smiles, high fives, and handshakes.

Operation Night Light is coming up on Oct. 31st. We are taking donations of any treat you would like to donate, and you can put them in the black can at the Welcome Center. We have ordered several items to share the gospel with our neighbors that night if you would like to donate to these items.

Updates for Cook Kidz Ministry events are on Facebook or at cookbc.org.

Love you all,
Rebecca Welch

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