Have you heard the great news about our WillowWood preschool? We took a step of faith, and we are now seeing kids coming in greater numbers than ever before.
Last year our WillowWood director Christie Thomas proposed that we add an afternoon class to the program. This involved a risk, partly because we were not completely sure the kids would come and partly because there was, potentially, a significant cost involved. If we did not attract ten more children to the program this year (jumping from 16 to 26 students) the resulting financial shortfall would have to be paid from the church budget.
In the end, the council decided that the possibility of being able to offer Bible instruction to more children than ever before was worth the risk. The congregation endorsed the plan when they gave approval to the budget, after considering the matter.
Now we are seeing God’s faithfulness in response to our faith step. We’ve surpassed the goal of 26 by one, for a total of 27 children so far. It is likely that a third of these children are from families without a faith commitment, or at least without a church home. We know that each of these little ones is precious to the Lord, and now they are getting daily instruction in his Word.
In the worship folder for this Sunday you will see the bios of the two women who give leadership to this ministry: Amanda Woudstra and Marci Mast. They are passionate for what they do.
Please keep this wonderful ministry, and these hardworking ministry leaders, in your prayers.
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