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The Performance

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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!

Much love!!

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  • NANCY1204
    That's great emoticon Thanks for also sharing the pictures. emoticon
    3164 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love to hear children singing their praises to the Lord. What a blessing!!! Great pictures also!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    3164 days ago
    Absolutely is a gifted voice from a small child.
    Thank you very much for sharing the pictures and the song.
    It is now one of my favorites also.
    3168 days ago
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    Wonderful! I love their coordinating colors too!
    3171 days ago
    Those are wonderful pictures. You can see how much they love the Lord an love preforming the songs they sang. You are trully blessed. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing them.
    3171 days ago
    What wonderful gifts the Lord has given you..........and them! It's wonderful to see Children brought up in the Church. I too believe they are less likely to be erupted by the ways of todays society. Thanks for sharing with us.
    3172 days ago
    Thanks for the photos! It is clear how proud you are!
    3172 days ago
  • SJG1953
    These are awesome young people! God bless them and you, Shirley
    3172 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Thank you Missy for sharing this with us it is such a blessing!!! God bless .Hope you have a great week .
    3172 days ago
    Thank you for your support on my sparkpage, it truly appreciate it. I love how you put your family first, and your pride in them shows.
    3172 days ago
    What a blessing! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
    3172 days ago
    I can't think of anything that would make Jesus smile more than to have children sing to the Lord! You are truly blessed to have wonderful God loving kids!!! Great job mom!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3172 days ago
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    I am with Leah in wishing that I, too, could have been there in person & with Theadmiral - you are, indeed blessed to have such precious children, Missy! And I join with Sally in her prayer, "May they always follow Jesus."

    I believe that the young people will always remember with fondness the experience of singing to the Lord in that small country church. I know the images shared in the photographs will stick with me for a long time. I will enjoy 'revisiting' them in memory & praying God's will over the lives of each person 'captured in time'.

    Michelle's little 'Grandblessing' is such a cutie! I can see why he is one of your "favorite kids in the world'. Just adorable!

    emoticon , Missy, for allowing us another peek into your blessed family life.

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    3173 days ago
    What beautiful children! And what beautiful spirits can be seen in them! You are very blessed to have them!
    3173 days ago
    How wonderful! These children praise the Lord and bless everyone with their voices. May they always follow Jesus. God bless them and their families.

    3173 days ago
    Oh Missy; what a blessing! I wish I could have been there to hear them in person! You can see, by looking at their sweet faces, that they love the Lord. The glow on their faces makes it so obvious! I am certain that they will do great works for God. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us!

    Love you;
    3173 days ago
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