I finally have the photos uploaded from Tuesday night's church service when the kids performed Born Again by Third Day. To see kids this age who are so earnest and bold about their faith blesses me more than I could ever express. Statistics tell us that kids who attend church consistently have far less incidence of criminal behavior (including illegal drugs and illegal alcohol) during their teen and young adult years. Knowing the hearts of these young people causes me to believe that.
The little country church we attended was so sweet. Everybody there greeted us with hugs and handshakes and smiles. They made us feel so welcome. The preaching was awesome. The message was titled: The greatest force in the world - Love. The minister was definitely speaking my language!
These are the kids before the performance, my youngest daughter, Melanie, 12, our friend, Angel, who is here from the Philippines because her dad, a missionary/pastor, has stage four lung cancer and needed treatment in the US (he's from here in southeast Louisiana and her mother is Filipino), and my stepson, Billy, 17.
This is my friend/angel of mercy (mentioned in my treadmill blog), Michelle, and her adorable grandson, Randen, who is one of my favorite kids in all the world. Michelle's mom is the pastor of the church we were visiting.
Melanie and Angel remaining calm (sorta) before the performance.
The kids on stage. For the link to a YouTube of the song they did (with lyrics), click on the address in my "I'm Moving" blog.
Angel performed a second song, alone. It's astounding to hear such a BIG voice coming out of such a tiny little girl!!
I thank God for my kids and for the fact that they love Him and strive to serve Him. I pray that they will have a hunger to please Him and be used by Him all the days of their lives. Thank you for letting me open my wallet and brag on my beauties for a bit!