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  1. Kayla

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    I was wondering if any of you have little brothers or sisters, or involved in a children ministry, among other things, if you have a funny little kid, story like something funny they said or did. Please elaborate upon this!
     
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    I guess i'll start, yesterday was a real funny story I was going to church and I drove the car to church, and I am only 4' 11.75" tall, so I get to church get outta my car, head in well two of the little girls who go to our church were standing by the door, And one of them told me " You need to lower your steering wheel, it is too high!" I told it, that it was as low as it goes." and the other one said, "Well, you can barely see over the steering wheel, you need a booster seat!"
     
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    I dont really have a funny story like that..but I do have a great story that happened today!
    My friends and I went soulwinning tonight and this neighborhood and this was the first time I have ever gone and actually did the talking. Well anyways..Me and my friend (her first time ever to go) Each got to lead 2 kids to the Lord. Over all 7 new names were written down in glory tonight. Praise God!
     
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    When you serve in the bus ministry for some 30 years, you're bound to have your own memory bank of stories involving kids...ranging from funny...

    Like the time when those 9-YO twin girls were S-O excited about their Daddy going to get them their first dog. When asked what kind of dog it was that Daddy was bringing home to these sweethearts x 2, yours truly was told that their new pet's breed was named after a car.

    A car??? Ain't no dog breed called a Chevy, or Buick, or Ford, or Toyota....

    No, silly, our new doggie is a D-A-T-S-U-N !!!!

    ...to sad ....

    Like the crisp December Saturday morning when I was on my regular bus route visitation and was coming up to 8 YO Krissy's and 4 YO Ronnie's house. They lived in one of the family housing units at Ft. Campbell, and were so excited because Daddy was coming home for Christmas after being deployed to the Sinai Peninsula for almost a year where he and some 230 other troops were there to ensure that both Israel and Egypt were complying with the terms of a peace accord.

    I knew something wasn't right when I noticed a couple official looking vehicles parked outside their door. I was right...Daddy would NOT be coming home to see his wife and children for Christmas after all...Daddy and the others were the passengers who, along with the crew, were in that contract jetliner that crashed at Gander, Newfoundland, as it took off on its last leg, and in which all aboard were killed.

    What was going to be the bestest Christmas Krissy and Ronnie were going to have turned out to be, along with the family and friends of those others who were with Daddy, the saddest Christmas in their young lives.

    ....to encouraging....

    Like the Sunday morning when three 13 YO girls-- who had been struggling with the drug scene and suicide, all the other related baggage--came forward and trusted Christ as their savior.

    Was it worth spending the time to visit with them and encourage them that they don't have to face this wicked and sinful world alone? Was it worth the expense in gas and wear and tear on my car and the bus that picked them up so that they could be taught about what Jesus can do when they give their lives to Him and let Him help see them through?

    You bet it was!

    You may not all be bus workers, but God's got SOME PLACE for you to serve.

    Remember, it wasn't the Apostles whose lunch Jesus used to feed the multitudes. No, it was that "lad" whose lunch normally would maybe be enough to tide him over till evening meal.

    He was young and about to be marginalized and overlooked by the disciples who were clueless about catering for the 5k men (not to mention the women and children).

    Jesus was the One who made the difference, but only because that young person willingly gave to Him all that he had so that the Son of God could take it and work a miracle that apparently was so dramatic that it's mentioned in all four Gospels.

    Give all that you have to Jesus...even if it's little and other, older folks have little or no regard for whatever it is that you lay at His feet.

    God's Word doesn't insist that we give a huge amount of what we have to a little God..Rather, He takes what little we in reality have and makes much of it in a H - U - G - E way.

    Try it and see for yourself!
     
  5. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    I have many many many.
    I do have two younger brothers and a younger sister, none of which live with me, so no recent stories.
    BUT I work in our towns' Childrens Home. I have for about a year now. It's not a permanent home, so the children come and go.
    Since I'm not allowed to repeat their names, I will call this little girl by the nick name I gave her. Miss Priss.
    She was 1 and a half when she came to us, and she stayed with us for seven months.
    All she did was cry. Cry, and cry and cry. Since I work directly with the kids and don't usualy do the cooking or cleaning there, I spent a lot of time with her.
    One day I was rocking her and started to put her in the bed and she started crying and said "No mommie! NO!" and holding on to my dress.
    I'm not sure why she did that except I spent a lot of time with her.
    But it was pitiful. From then on, when I got there she'd grab hold of my legs and say "Up mama! Up!"
    When I left in the evening she'd chase me to the door screaming and crying. Everyday.
    Whatever I ate or drank, she wanted. She wanted to wear my jewlery and my shoes.
    When we took the kids out in public she wouldn't let anyone else hold her. Once she was sick and and her caseworker had to take her to the doctor. It took thirty minutes to get that child off of me.
    What's really sad is her caseworker told me she wouldn't go to her mother when she had visits. That broke my heart. I'm sure her mother hated me for it.
    But what I'll never forget is the day DSS came to relocate her. I'd been told ahead of time, so I got her ready and made sure we'd not missed anything while packing her up. She trailed along behind me pointing and babbling. The caseworker walked in and said "It's time to go." and reached for her. She hid under my dress. When we finaly got her detangled from me the woman tried to explain to her she was leaving. "Miss Priss" looked at me and said "Mommie, I stay with you!"
    I said "No,baby. You have to go with her. I love you." and I kissed her forehead. She grabbed hold of me again crying. Again we had to get her detangled.
    I'll never forget her face as they took her away. She screamed and cried "No mommie! I stay with you! NO! Why mommie, why?!"
    I couldn't take it. I fell in the floor crying. I can't explain the pain I felt, and still feel thinking about her.
    As soon as I was sure the car was gone I grabbed my keys and tore out of the parking lot. I drove and drove. I cried and prayed.
    I know I'm not her mother, and I just helped take care of her, but I wonder if I felt a fraction of what a fostor must feel when her foster children are relocated. I don't know. But I do know I'll never forget my "miss priss."
     
  6. Kayla

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    Ok now I am crying, a simariar thing happened to me but different and not, about a child I am involved in the nursing home ministry and we go visit, and there was a lady, named Juanita and she was a sweet lady I worked for a solid 3 months to get her to go to our church service then she did, and she loved it and I loved talking with her. Then about 3 weeks ago I went to visit Juanita and she wasn't there, and I looked for her, because I was taking her to our church service. Then I went to the desk and asked "where is Juanita?" and they told me she had passed away the night before. It was so hard.
     
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    Speaking of Children's Home(s), yours truly spent yesterday (19 March) at a work day at the Good Shepherd's Children's Home in Murfreesboro, TN (located just about smack dab in the very middle of TN). Our coordinator there apparently had some Hispanic background since his name was Manuel Labor (just kidding).

    Please pray for this ministry, and especially that God will help me cut through the red tape of the Bell South Telecommunications firmly entrenched bureaucracy (the government gets its training on how to frustrate and obfiscate its standard operating procedures from Bell South!) so that this ministry will be accepted as an eligible non-profit organization for the purposes of matching donations via the Bell South Foundation so that, for an example, a Bell South employee's donation of $100 is matched by the BSF with the net result being a $200 donation, etc. ....

    After the "work" part was over, we spent some time with the children (thus getting the sox beat off me in checkers by an 8 YO fellow!).

    I was/still am worn out by all of this, but it's a "good kind of" worn out. God Bless You, Bro. Mike!!
     
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    This one kid my mom taught was trying to sing "Father Abraham" only she sang "Father Rasin Bran."

    This one little girl was singing "Victory in Jesus" and sang "He punched me to Victory"
     
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    Wow Im so sorry about your "Miss Priss" Abby. That was such a sad story. Reading it..and other entries of yours..makes me think you are a very sweet and special person, that has endured alot. I can see that God has great plans for you. I would love to be able to meet you one day, but if not here on earth, at least I will get to in Glory. [​IMG]
    Your sister in Christ,
    Katelyn
     
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    Kate, thats one of many sad moments I've had with the children. But there are just as many good ones.
    Like the time one of the boys dared me to ride a bicycle...which ended up with me eating dirt and all the boys rolling on the ground laughing.
    Many evenings spent playing UNO and CandyLand. Many mornings helping the little girls pick out "just the right outfit", and going shopping for a twelve year old girl.
    One sweet story I will always treasure is with a four year old boy I will call Mikey. Mikey was a rambunktious, hyper, energy draining child....and I loved every minute I had with him! Mikey hated, and I mean absolutly HATED nap time. It last for one hour in the afternoon, and as far as he was concerned, he'd much rather be making a mess somewere! Well, one day I ended up putting him to bed instead of some of the girls. I pulled a chair to the foot of the bed (i was instructed to watch him untill I was certian he was asleep) and he kept peeking at me. Finaly I said "Mikey, that's it sweetie. You've got to go to sleep." He sat up and said "sing bout Jesus." (The evening before I'd taught some of the kids some songs I learned in Sunday school)
    This kindof surprised me, but I started singing. "Jesus Loves Me", "Deep and Wide", "His Banner Over Me", and finaly "It Is Well" (I was out of ideas, by this point.)
    He finaly went to sleep. The next afternoon when another lady tried to take him for nap he said "No! Miss Abby sing!" LOL, so the woman said "Sing it sister! Maybe he'll start going to sleep!"
    So we get him in the bed and I pull up a chair and he says "Sing the song about Silly-billies roll." I thought "now, what in the world is he talking about?!" Finaly after questioning him I realized he wanted me to sing the song that had the words "when sea billows roll" (It Is Well), and it was all I could do to keep from laughing. [​IMG]
    A more recent story, that ya'll will find hilarious happened with two brothers ages eight and ten who said one evening during supper "Miss Abby, we ben thinking. And we figured out how old you are!"
    I said "Really now? Just how old am I?"
    Together they said "Thrity-six!!" (For those who don't know, I'll just be seventeen in a month!)
    Another age issue came up with my class of Junior girls in Bible school last year. They decided to guess the ages of the women in the kitchen. (me and the two ladies fixing their supper). Lady number one got a "28" (she's 35). Lady number two got a "39" (she's 51), and dear Miss Abby got a FORTY-THREE!!!!!! I nearly chocked on my hotdog!!
    I can hear ya'll laughing already!
     
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    Im sorry, but i find the age story totally unbelievable...43!?...LoL I have to admit..I did laugh. Kids sure say the darnedest things sometimes, huh? [​IMG]
     
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    It's true Katelyn! The kids in my church know me, and how old I am, but these girls were visiting with someone and ended up in my class, so they honestly didn't know.
    Now Katelyn, I don't look anything like my picture anymore (I have my natural hair color of dark brown back) but by taking a look at it would you say I'm forty-three? NEVER MIND, don't answer that!
    In our church we sing happy birthday to members after preaching is over, and last year after they sang for me a friend of mine turned around and yelled "Abby's officialy a Senior Citizen now!"
    Now not there's anything wrong with being a senior citizen, but when you've just turned sixteen and a guy tells you that you're a senior citizen, you aren't pleased! I wondered how far the hymn book would go if I aimed for him...I would have hit in Christian love of course! You know, no meaness intended... ;)
     
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    Lol That is so funny. And to answer the question that you told me not to answer ;) ..You do NOT look 43 in your picture. You look older than 16 though..maybe 18 or 19. :D
     
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    When I was a little girl my mother taught us how to pray, we recited the LORD's prayer every night. One night my mother realized I was saying "Alfafa who art in heaven" ----to much little rascals I guess. [​IMG] ------On the other hand a pastor told us that while teaching a children's sunday school class he mentioned during the lesson that JESUS died on the cross for us, one little boy stood us and stated in disbelief and astonishment, "oh man,Jesus is dead, when did this happen? --I didn't know, why didn't someone tell me?. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    HaHAHa....
    Sister they said you were 43. I guess if you can tell that story I can tell another Missy story, this is one of Abby's favorites:

    Melissa as you should have read before is a young girl in my church about 9. She has an older brother who is 18 named Brad. Well the entire church including Melissa(Missy) believe He and I are perfect for one another. One day I was carrying in a large box from the car into the church, for our church children's group called Master's club, which is lead by Brad, and the box was rather large so Bradley offered to carry it in for me. We took it to the storage room in the church and he was putting it on the shelf when Melissa comes out of no where and says, Kayla ya know Bradley was talking to the preacher about you earlier, I think he likes you, do you Brad? Then he turns bright red dumps the entire box in the floor, I am standing there speechless, And he says "Melissa! Don't you have somewhere to be?" I am still standing there speechless. And then he finally says "Well aren't you going to help me?" Our relationship is very....different. He calls me woman all the time. I just don't know about him, It doesn't really matter I am only 17 not old enough to settle down yet.
     
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    Miss Abby and Miss Priss . .you had me crying, too. (She knew she was loved.)


    I remember a little girl once singing very loudly "Spell it to Jesus!"
     
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    "You look older than 16 though..maybe 18 or 19."
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    THANKYOU! 18 or 19 sounds so much better than 43!
    Ohhhhhh Kayla! Lol, I love it! Missy and me have something in common...we both pick at you about Brad!! Don't you just love us? ;)
    BTW, I want wedding pictures Kayla! (I'll probably be on my walker again for saying that!)
    Here's a cute story that happened with all my babies Sunday.
    I was asked to meet the Children's Home at a church for a sunrise service at seven thirty this past Sunday. So, I get there and we get all eleven of the kids settled and I sit down in between of two little boys (the ones who thought I was thirty six!) because they have a tendancy to get rowdy...enough said!
    So we're sitting there and into the messege the preacher said "Our Lord is risen!" and one of the boys yelled REALLY loudly "AAAAAAAAMEEEEENNNNN!!!" This particular church isn't used to shall we say, shows of emotion, and every eye turns to look at us (I couldn't decide wheither to laugh, or hide!) and the other little boy says "Howdy folks!" I discretly leaned over and said "SHHH!" but I was shaking because I wanted to laugh so bad, and he realized this, so he just grined. :rolleyes: [​IMG]
    Tonight we took them to the Children's Home Volunteer banquet and they had a man doing balloons with Bible stories for the kids. He was telling about Adam and Eve, and asked "Kids, what friut did Eve eat?" and one of the little boys said "Lima Beans" (my eyes popped way open at that!) and the man looked a little surprised and said "Well son, lima beans aren't a fruit." and the little boy said "But if it's a sin to eat something, it's gotta be lima beans! YUCK!"
    Everyone in that room died laughing!
    Kids are so precious!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I used to have long hair and I went and worked at this little girl’s house and we were doing yard work so I had it put up every time she would she me. I went and got it cut really short and I went to Church that Sunday and she came up to me and she told me I am so glad you did something with that hair b/c if you did not I was going to tell you to fix it or cut it. It looks much better. It took all I had not to laugh at the little girl.
    Kristen
     
  19. Kayla

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    That is so funny sister! BTW My pastor told me this week "Kenny is very lonely living by him self, if I gave you two addresses would you write to him?" What is that? I mean, is he trying to set us up or something? Hopefully in about 5 years when I find the right guy I'll get married, and won't be matchmaked anymore!
     
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    Ya'll I almost cried tonight with the kids. We got a new set of children in last week, and tonight one of them asked if I would adopt her, and the little boy started screaming when I left. They break my heart. The same little girl started asking me about my family. Who did I live with, brothers/sisters, what were their names...that sort of thing. When she found out I lived with my grandparents she asked why didn't I live with my mommy and daddy. How do I explian something like that to a child? (It's a rhetorical question. You don't have to answer.)
    This job is definatly a physicaly draining on, but more than anything it takes a toll on my emotions.
     

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