| Joining together to give books and the gospel . . .|
During Spring Break, our church had the opportunity to go to a low income area with the ministry of Literacy Connexus. Some people read to the children that came while others prepared and served lunch. At the end of the week, the children were able to pick out a bookcase and books to take home. This included a children's Bible and some health literature.
I had the privilege of being asked to come and share the Gospel Fuzzy hand puppet. This is just a glove with the Wordless Book colored pom poms attached to each finger. The song says:
We're the Gospel Fuzzies (3x)
with a song to sing.
Gold stands for heaven (3x)
where we want to go.
Dark means I'm a sinner (3x)
and I can't go there.
(But) Red means Jesus died (3x)
and He rose again.
Clean means I'm forgiven (3x)
when I trust in Him.
Green means I am growing (3x)
when I follow Him.
As the children gathered in groups to be read to, I came alongside and asked if they would like to see the Gospel Fuzzies. I would sing the song several times for them; inevitably they joined in by the second round. Throughout the week, the endless chorus of this song served as a backdrop to our other activities. On the final day, the children were thrilled to be given a Gospel Fuzzy puppet--with the words attached--to take home.
For me, the highlight of the week was giving the puppet to a little boy who was Hindu. I was able to sing the song for him and his father. I explained that Literacy Connexus wants the children to have the books so they can better themselves, and we also want them to know that because of God's love, they can be the best they can be. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to share the gospel with him and plant the seeds of God's love.
Leslie Petty, Children's Minister
FBC Copperas Cove