33 years ago a little ventriloquist puppet entered my life.
30 years ago I started babysitting & knew I loved kids.
(even though I was still a kid myself!)
28 years ago I joined my Mom in teaching the Sunday Morning
children's ministry at my childhood church in Greeley, Colorado.
27 years ago that poor little vent puppet (pictured above) died...
he was just all worn out.... literally.
26 years ago I received another wonderful ventriloquist puppet.
(some people get cars for their 16th b-day... I got a dummy!)
23 & 22 yrs. ago I was involved in a college ministry to kids
and then helped start a new kids ministry on another campus
the following year.
20 years ago I married a Pastor, called to reach, teach & disciple,
and I joined him in all those things.
19 years ago I started occasionally filling in for the kids pastors
in our various places of ministry and had a band of wonderful teens
or young adults to help.
14 years ago that (16th b-day present) ventriloquist puppet died...
of lock jaw.... seriously! :)
13 years ago another puppet joined our family... bigger & better than ever.
5 1/2 years ago we moved to Detroit/Hamtramck to plant a
5 years ago a great team of friends & I started the
kids ministry of that new church.
4 years ago I was able to hand over that kids ministry to
capable people and it's grown & still growing!
in 48 hours we will plant another church in Detroit...
this time in Midtown.
And once again I will begin a brand new kids ministry.
Jesus has been faithful all these years.
He never changes!
Here we go again!
(Your prayers are welcome!)