THANK YOU Okids Ministry Team!
Oceanhills Family & Friends!
We are celebrating our 20th year of ministry as a church this year and I want to give a huge shout out to our Okids Ministry Team of teachers and leaders! Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to walk through and visit the action happening with our kids while we’re in big church singing, listening, and seeking God together.
Wow! Yeah, just WOW! I rarely get a chance to peek into our Okids ministry and see it firsthand. I’m overwhelmed and grateful for the love, sacrifice, and investment our Okids staff and volunteers give to ensure our kids grow up knowing they matter and are deeply loved by Jesus.
Sometimes, when we serve we wonder if we’re actually making a difference. Then we get moments like this... I walked into a class and saw my daughter, Shannon, and her husband, Gerrit, teaching the 3rd Graders about following Jesus. It hit me! 20 years ago Shannon was in our Okids ministry as a 3rd Grader. She learned about God’s love and how precious she is in the eyes of God. And it was that love, sacrifice, and investment in her by the leaders that impacted our daughter forever.
So, THANK YOU, to all our Okids leaders- you are making a difference. And thank you to everyone who has ever served in Okids ministry- whether you see it or not, God has used your time, love, tenderness, prayers, knowledge, humor, and patience to influence and impact the next generation.
I want to proclaim 1 Corinthians 15:58 over all of you:
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
If you love kids and want your life to make a big impact - jump into Okids ministry this fall. We need people enthusiastic for the Lord who are enthusiastic to love kids. Email our amazing leader and Okids Director, the one and only COSY.... firstname.lastname@example.org
In it together,
Pastor Jon Ireland