As parents, Steve and I were very blessed by our family’s county fair ministry because it wasn’t our project but our children’s. They are the ones who pursued getting a booth of our own this year. They paid for everything, and it was costly considering the booth fees, banner, coupons, balloons, face paint, tracts, and candy. They invested their time planning, practicing, praying, and being at the fair. Steve and I were merely willing helpers working with the ministry team of our adult children.
Many of you are in the trenches with your young children. It is hard for you to picture a day when your children would be leading your family in ministry, with you as the helpers not the ones in charge. May we encourage you to stand steadfast and persevere. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
Trusting in Jesus,
“I have no greater joy than to hear
that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4
5 thoughts on “County Fair Report, Part 2”
What an amazing family you have raised!!! I long for such closeness with my own family. Thank you for sharing your experiences on the blog.
Thank you for this encouragement, Teri. You have been giving this advice (keep persevering and wait) for years. I read it in “Just Around the Corner” when my son was little and it helped me so much. It is now the advice that I give to other moms. It may seem like an obvious answer, but I know that in my case, I needed to be reminded. My sister also gave me this advice, and I thank God for her, too! I guess some of us need EXTRA reminding!
This is a precious reminder! That is the kind of parent I want to be- with my eyes set on the vision for our children and on the One Who wills and works it out in their lives. It is so encouraging to see the fruit in your lives and know that it is not impossible like others say and that it requires us to have our attitudes fixed on trusting and obeying Him!
My children are young teens and I’m beginning to see some of the same fruit. Thank you for the encouragement you’ve always given young moms, Teri – I think my kids were young elementary or preschool age when I began reading your blog, and I appreciate your wisdom through the years!
What a wonderful soul winning opportunity for the family to experience together. Hoping to hear more about your reaching out in your local community. Thank you for sharing.
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