Hello Church Family,
As you read in Wes’ COVID-19 blog post, Ora, Sherry, and I are going to be working together to find ways to support you and your families during this time. We are going to be posting to the blog on Mondays and throughout the week on Facebook. Today, we wanted to give you some encouragement, a quick challenge, and then some activity ideas for at home during the week ahead.
Please know that we are praying for each of you by name. We know that you are being stretched as a parent right now. Whether you are being stretched by homeschooling, by being home by yourself with children who are itching to get out, or by continuing to go to work and wishing you were at home, we are praying for you. Our goal through all of this is to not let this time go to waste. We want to find new ways to connect, new ways to support, and new ways to grow. Please let us know how we can pray for you and what we can do to support your family during this time. If your family needs someone to help pick up and drop off groceries, please let us know via text, call, or email. We have members of our church who have volunteered to do this for families who are not physically able to do so.
Our challenge for today is to start incorporating some type of family devotional. Whether this is daily or weekly is up to you. We just want to encourage you to spend time as a family growing in knowledge of the Lord. We are going to be sharing many different resources throughout the weeks to support this, but I think the best way to start anything is to start simple. In our house we sing two songs, read a story from the children’s Bible, and close with prayer. It is very quick and very simple, but we are building a habit of meeting as a family to get to know our God better and that is what is most important. If you need a copy of a children’s Bible, please let one of us know and we will get one to you. Once again, we will continue to provide you with more resources, but we want you to start this week with determining a plan. Some families find the dinner table best while others find that meeting in the living room before bedtime is best. Spend time this week thinking about what will work best for your family and give it a try!
Finally, we wanted to provide you with some activities you could do at home with your children. These are not all Bible-related, they’re just activities that will be engaging to your child. We have created a preschool list and a children’s list. I am currently working on Bible story videos, playlists, and other ways to support you so stay tuned for more posts coming your way! Give your kiddos a hug from us and tell them we miss them dearly!
Ora, Sherry, and Tiffany