Let me start by saying that my goal is not to get a raise. 🙂 In fact, my pastor is out of the country and will probably be too exhausted to ever see this. This is the picture that made me happy today:
This is Dr. Les Hughes sharing the gospel with a little guy in Brazil. I have a pastor who loves kids and loves children’s ministry. Here are a few reasons that you should wish he was your pastor (but you can’t have him):
– He understands the value of children’s ministry not just to get parents in the door, but to reach the hearts of kids.
– He has allowed us to do what God has led us to do in the children’s ministry, even when that means altering programming, painting the walls, or him preaching from a giant “ship” the Sunday before VBS.
– When making a list of core values of our church, he listed family first.
– This year when we had 2 VBS’s he came to the beginning of every single session – both day and night. He counseled kids on “Decision Day” at both the morning and night sessions. He is a busy man. This was quite a commitment. He also dressed as a pirate one night but I don’t think I’m supposed to talk about that.
– He loves my girls and let’s them give him big hugs. At Christmas he carried my 2 year old down the street while the kids were caroling. She’s a little bit heavy by the way.
– He is married to Page who I want to be like when I grow up.
It has been a privilege to serve with Les and Page for almost 10 years. I’ve watched their kids grow up and they’ve watched my family begin and grow. I love living life with them and am so thankful to serve in a place where the pastor supports children’s ministry wholeheartedly!