3 People Who Have a Dream

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DreamAs we approach Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it’d be interesting to talk about
people who have a dream of making the world a better place. The
faith of these people helps to drive their passion for serving
others. Hopefully, their stories will help inspire you and your
kids.

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Leo Gibson Leo, a member of the
Missouri Comets soccer team, has an amazing story. Coming from war-
torn Liberia, Leo now looks to help kids locally and back in his
homeland with his charity Kick for Christ.”I do this for one reason and
one reason only-to glorify God,” says Leo. “It’s not just kindness
from my heart, it is something God has placed on my heart to
do.”


Galilee Glanville
In Redland, California, you’ll find
an incredible lady by the name of Galilee Glanville. For over 20
years she has served a charity called Santa Claus
Inc.
, with a goal of making sure each family, child, teen and
adult in the area is properly clothed, fed, and gifted with hygiene
kits year-round. She says that faith guides her steps.

John RiversI like John’s story for
two reasons. One, John shows us that God can use what we enjoy
doing for his glory, and two-barbecue. In a long string of leaps of
faith, John started up a barbecue ministry to help a local family
and has continued it ever since. “I think you can raise a lot more
awareness by setting a good example in the community,” says
John.

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David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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  1. Children's Ministry Magazine

    A Priceless Moment

    Instead of using my teaching degree to go outside and earn a paycheck, for years I remained home to give my own children a Christ centered education. This provided many priceless moments worth more than extra income. One of my favorite times of the day was breakfast. While they ate I would engage their minds by reading books full of adventure. Many involved the price that Christians paid to reach those in lands where the gospel was a foreign concept.

    As time went by I incorporated into our morning routine a daily prayer for the needs expressed on Christian Aid’s Prayerline. Joyfully, I found that my children not only wanted to pray but to give. My daughter, Rachel was turning 12 and I could see her childhood was fleeting. To commemorate that important year I was planning a birthday party. Completely on her own initiative my daughter expressed her desire.

    “Mommy, I don’t need more stuff!”

    “Instead of the kids giving me a present, why don’t we ask them to bring a gift to help some needy children?” It was one of those priceless moments of Motherhood. In that precious spirit, Rachel raised $75 to help children in a Kenyan refugee camp. After a field trip to Christian Aid, I also saw my son, Robbie praying more fervently and giving out of his own money.

    During those days of teaching my children I thought it would be great to have a Prayerline written with children in mind never realizing that in years to come the Lord would open the doors for me to proceed with that very vision. Today my joy has increased many fold as I hear stories from other parents whose children’s focus has now turned to helping poor believers reach the lost for Christ. When children read in Prayerline for Kids about children who don’t have clean water or a bed it changes their perspective and engenders thankfulness. I believe if we can capture a child’s mind to focus on advancing God’s kingdom through prayer, it will materialize into a caring, godly lifestyle. I pray that as parents and teachers use Prayerline Kids materials to mentor children at home or at church in daily prayer they will experience many priceless moments.

  2. Children's Ministry Magazine

    A Priceless Moment

    Instead of using my teaching degree to go outside and earn a paycheck, for years I remained home to give my own children a Christ centered education. This provided many priceless moments worth more than extra income. One of my favorite times of the day was breakfast. While they ate I would engage their minds by reading books full of adventure. Many involved the price that Christians paid to reach those in lands where the gospel was a foreign concept.

    As time went by I incorporated into our morning routine a daily prayer for the needs expressed on Christian Aid’s Prayerline. Joyfully, I found that my children not only wanted to pray but to give. My daughter, Rachel was turning 12 and I could see her childhood was fleeting. To commemorate that important year I was planning a birthday party. Completely on her own initiative my daughter expressed her desire.

    “Mommy, I don’t need more stuff!”

    “Instead of the kids giving me a present, why don’t we ask them to bring a gift to help some needy children?” It was one of those priceless moments of Motherhood. In that precious spirit, Rachel raised $75 to help children in a Kenyan refugee camp. After a field trip to Christian Aid, I also saw my son, Robbie praying more fervently and giving out of his own money.

    During those days of teaching my children I thought it would be great to have a Prayerline written with children in mind never realizing that in years to come the Lord would open the doors for me to proceed with that very vision. Today my joy has increased many fold as I hear stories from other parents whose children’s focus has now turned to helping poor believers reach the lost for Christ. When children read in Prayerline for Kids about children who don’t have clean water or a bed it changes their perspective and engenders thankfulness. I believe if we can capture a child’s mind to focus on advancing God’s kingdom through prayer, it will materialize into a caring, godly lifestyle. I pray that as parents and teachers use Prayerline Kids materials to mentor children at home or at church in daily prayer they will experience many priceless moments.

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