Know a 4th or 5th grader? Ten or so years old, excited about life in general, and alternately jumping in and out of childhood with a frequency that startles everyone? Yep. A little goofy, sometimes, too.
It's a demographic that often is overlooked in church communities, these kids-turning-teens. A bit too old for Children's Ministry, not old enough for Youth Group, the 'tween set nonetheless needs the same guidance, support, and prayers as the younger and older kids.
My husband and I felt compelled, called, and certainly blessed to be a part of Trinity's Blast 45 this year; five ladies and gentlemen who are smart, funny, and incredibly insightful with their thoughts and actions. Yes, parents, your kids.
Have you ever asked them to pray for somebody? We do, every week. I'm not sure what I expected, maybe the typical children's request for health and wealth and good times, but what I heard was way, way beyond my own brain's boundaries. I heard heartfelt prayers for children starving in Pakistan, requests for awareness of our world's oceans, and not one selfless desire. Not. One.
Blast 45 meets every Sunday afternoon. Pray, play, and grow. All of us.
Want more information? Contact Megan Holliday at 345-4823 or visit the trinity web site HERE.