“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.”
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Wow! My initial 30 days with Trinity English Lutheran Church have been filled with life-giving activity on behalf of children, youth, and families. I have met amazing grandparents, parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and kiddos through various opportunities:
To highlight a few of the above . . .
The Inter-Generational Communication Workshop informed me about the use of technology and social media as a means to communicate AND “community” (verb) with Millennials and Gen Z generations.
Community Dinners served at TELC Wednesdays at 6:15pm are a powerful ministry providing a hot meal AND friendly “hello, how are you . . . so glad you are here.” The smiles I have seen from folks grateful to be served a meal made with care is WONDERFUL.
Sunday School Classes are led by TELC Sunday School Teachers who are AWESOME! The kiddos with whom I’ve spent class time are also AWESOME and HILARIOUS! Faith through the minds of young ones delights me to my soul. The simplicity each kiddo shows me about relating with Jesus is refreshing. For example, when the Pre-K & K kiddos were asked what each would ask Jesus if needing help, I heard requests such as:
“I would ask Jesus for a snack,” and
“I would ask Jesus to help me get coffee,” and
“I would ask Jesus to help me do better with my video game,” and
“I would ask Jesus to help me charge my phone.” This request conjured a response from his pal who exclaimed, “You have a phone?! Me too! Ugh, I should have asked Jesus to help me charge my phone!”
Although I could write more sharing about each activity above, I will conclude with the good news that Sign-Up Genius for Family Ministries Team(s) Discussions has thus far netted twenty-seven (27) participants and counting. This is THRILLING, as it speaks to the level of interests TELC members have in child, youth, and family ministry. Please come if you can (click here)
My time with Trinity English Lutheran Church has been productive and fun. I can’t wait to see what we endeavor to create together in the next 30 days!