Making A Difference In A Child's Life

I have asked Ann Webb, who works fabulously as Director of Family Ministry at HCC, to write this week's HCC Blog.

Alithia recently turned five and had been asking her parents for a while about being baptized. So when she heard about the opportunity this summer, she asked her mom if she could.

When Alithia was asked why she wanted to be baptized, she replied, "I learned about Jesus at school and Church. I follow Jesus because I love him, and he loves us. He wants to keep us safe and love others. I want to be baptized because I love Jesus and want to live my life for him."
If you have ever had the privilege of meeting sweet Alithia, you would see how she exudes the love and joy of Jesus. Her mom tells us that there hasn't been a time in Alithia's life that she hasn't known Jesus. For some of us, that is our story, and some of us met Jesus much later in life.

Our preschool program at HCC uses a curriculum with three fundamental truths that we base all our lessons and activities on: "God loves me, God made me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever." 

God is doing big things at HCC amongst the littlest of our community… one Sunday at a time, one story at a time, one fun dance and worship party at a time, and one precious child at a time.

Jesus's very closest friends and followers doubted the value of Jesus spending time on little children. In the gospel of Matthew 19:13-14 (NIV), we read:

"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

We are so grateful to walk alongside these children and point them to their best friend forever.