By Bridgitte Gates
As a parent of two children attending sheepfold and volunteering as a teacher for many years Sheepfold means many things to me. It is a place that my children can go and feel safe as they learn about Jesus. I love that my children get to see the faith that the volunteers have and they also are able to share their faith with those adults. This has built faith in my children and they have wanted to share their faith with other friends that don’t go to Sunday school and invite them to church. I enjoy hearing about the lessons they learned, the crafts they made, the new friends they made, songs they sang and how very much Jesus loves them and cares for them. It brings up great conversation at home. My kids pray at dinner and also every night when they go to bed, thanking God for what he gives us. They enjoy reading or having bible stories read to them. I love to see their eyes light up when they answer a question correctly about a bible story that they know or can share that bible story with other friends.
I’m very thankful for Lynn and John Nees. My daughter has been in their class since she was 2. She would not go in any other class. She absolutely adores them and enjoys being in there every Sunday. She will be a kindergartner this fall and is glad she is in there another year and this time at the right age of 5.
I enjoy the questions that are asked by the kids as their curious minds want to know more and yearn to hear the stories and all the wonderful things that Jesus has done and continues to do in their lives.
As a volunteer I enjoy going in on Sunday’s and teaching God’s word to the class I’m assigned. I enjoy the questions that are asked by the kids as their curious minds want to know more and yearn to hear the stories and all the wonderful things that Jesus has done and continues to do in their lives. I enjoy hearing praises they want to share with others and the prayer requests to pray for loved ones. I love to hear the joy in the kids’ voices when I ask them a question related to the bible story we are talking about and they remember what was discussed the Sunday prior and are able to answer the question/s. I especially enjoy the hugs I get and hearing from those that tell me how much they enjoy coming to Sunday school and that I’m their teacher. Each child I have had is so precious and I have enjoyed seeing them grow in God’s love.
I’m thankful that the Lord has given me a servant heart to help teach his words to children that yearn to know more about him and love him dearly.
I started teaching over 10 years ago and my first class was a 3rd grade class and they are now all in high school almost ready to graduate. I’m thankful that the Lord has given me a servant heart to help teach his words to children that yearn to know more about him and love him dearly. I’m thankful that the Lord has given me the gift to teach those dear children. I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve at St. Luke’s.
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