Wednesday, November 13, 2013
End of a season
After five years of hosting Kids Club, it is finally coming to a close. The goal with Mission to the World is to turn all ministry over to Nationals to run. In otherwords, work yourself out of a job. We have not really had anyone to turn it over to, but now that the church in Armenia Bonito has been established for a year, it is time to turn it over to the church. Pastor Jesús has been coming to Kids Club for the past 4-5 months or so to learn the ropes and see what has been going on, and for the kids to get to know him. In a few short weeks our long-term intern, James, will be leaving, and that will signal the changing of the guard. We will host a Christmas party, have our final Kids Club, and turn things over to the Pastor officially. Pastor Jesús will be installing a decon, and the decon and he will be responsible for the future of Kids Club. Most likely the days, times, and even location will change as it works for Pastor's schedule. It will eventually move into the church, once that has been constructed. This is a bitter-sweet time for me. For over 3 years I have lead Kids Club, taken the children through the catechism, created a new process for how it has done, and James has become integral into it as well. But...as the goal is to turn things over to Nationals, it is a natural progression, and timely as the church grows and takes on new responsibilities. We have been averaging 60-80 kids each week, the picture below are the 35 kids who had almost perfect attendance and were able to participate in the end of cycle fiesta.
I love the kids, and will miss them dearly, but I know that I will still see most of them around Armenia.