What an exciting weekend with kids singing in service and our classrooms full with young children ready to learn about God’s love for them. My name is Alana and I work in the Next Generation (0 to 18 years) at Prairie Heights and am so excited to be working with the young ones!
This past Sunday, I was able to spend some time with the babies in the nursery. What a joy! We welcomed new friends and they adapted quickly. The kids played well together and those of us working in the nursery had a blast with them. Several of them had their own cup of Cheerios, however, they were trying to share just one. It was cute and, needless to say, had me somewhat bewildered, that they all patiently took turns taking from the cup. Others enjoyed trying to walk, crawl, and play with the toys.
My husband, Erne, volunteers in the walker room several times a month and always has funny stories to share. On Sunday, he and six toddlers were playing Ring-Around-The-Rosie. When singing, “…and they all fall down!”, one decided it would be awesome to football tackle him! The other kids saw this great fun and decided they should join in! He was quickly defeated and the kids relished in their victory!
I am thrilled to see children thriving in Kidventure and having so much fun! Kidventure is truly a safe environment for kids to learn about God at an early age, know they are cherished by other adults, and make new friends! I am grateful we have such an awesome team of volunteers who invest their time by serving in Kidventure. Prairie Heights really is blessed to have such great, loving volunteers and so thank you to all who invest time and energy in making our nurseries and preschool the best in town! If you’d like to invest time by serving in our nursery or preschool classrooms, let me know by filling out this online form or calling the church office at 701-298-9181.
In preschool (3-5 years) we covered our hands with the gloves of prayer and learned all about asking God for what we need. In the 1 Kings 3:3-15, God asked the newly crowned Solomon what he wanted most. Solomon could have asked for great riches, the constant favor of his people, or even a long life. But, instead he said, “Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of Yours? (1 Chronicles 1:10)” Solomon didn’t need riches or the favor of men in order to be a great king; he needed God’s wisdom. Because he asked God just for what he needed, God blessed him and gave him riches and honor in addition to wisdom and knowledge. The purpose of prayer isn’t so that we can ask God to give us everything we want and live a plush life. The purpose of prayer is so that we can talk to God, lean on Him, and ask Him for what we need to fulfill our purpose here on earth: to glorify God.