Staff Blogs

Would you rather…?

By |2020-06-30T12:27:42-04:00June 30, 2020|Maureen Berger: Blog Posts, Maureen Berger: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs|

Would you rather…be covered in fur or scales? …always be 10 minutes late or always 20 minutes early? …be an unimportant character in the last movie your saw or the last book you read? …live on the beach or in a cabin in the woods? Yes, slightly silly questions that can make for some creative conversations with no right answers! (thanks to conversationstartsworld.com/would-you-rather-questions/ for these ideas!)

Would you rather return to ‘normal’ life from before the pandemic or live in the ‘new normal’ of [...]

Broken Tools?

By |2020-06-08T12:21:53-04:00June 8, 2020|Maureen Berger: Blog Posts, Maureen Berger: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs|

What do you do when the tools you use for work are broken? My response has been – ughh, really?!?, no!!!, what can I do without a laptop? And lots of other emotions! It is time to replace my smart phone but I am slow in doing so; in the meantime I hope that I am not missing messages. Praise - I have been blessed to receive funds for this purchase. Last week I was starting to feel more ready to start on a steady [...]

News & Views: Latin America (June 2020)

By |2020-06-03T18:11:55-04:00June 2, 2020|Staff Blogs|

It was 10 p.m. Friday in Ohio, and I was looking forward to falling asleep to something obscure and unimportant on television. God had other plans for me.

As the newly appointed leader of Latin America for KidZ at Heart, I was asked to join a group of leaders and trainers in El Salvador for their Friday evening session of Hearing God Through Scripture, a spiritual practice that we incorporate in Transforming [...]

News & Views: Europe (June 2020)

By |2020-06-03T18:23:19-04:00June 2, 2020|Staff Blogs|

Last year at this time, we learned that our planned trip to Belarus was not going to happen. We were excited to bring Transforming KidZ Ministry to a new location in a new country. As a result, we began praying about where God would have us go. 

Two months later, God opened a new door to Minsk, the Belarusian capital. Our preparations began again, and we were so excited to be together with the people in this country.  

News & Views: North America (June 2020)

By |2020-06-02T19:45:37-04:00June 2, 2020|Staff Blogs|

God Is Doing Something New

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
— Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)

God is doing something new in the North America Ministries Department. I have been a volunteer with KidZ at Heart for many years, serving as coordinator of training events, especially trainings that local churches host [...]

News & Views: Asia (June 2020)

By |2020-06-03T18:17:00-04:00June 2, 2020|Staff Blogs|

What will you do after COVID-19?

We are excited about resuming our training in Nepal, although it will look different than the way we expected and planned.

Sher Lama, our National Training Network Coordinator in Nepal, has been working tirelessly translating the Module 3, 4 and 8 notebooks used by Nepali presenters. We had proposed our second KidZ Great Trainers Summit training for our participants in Pokhara, Nepal, in fall 2020, but we may need to postpone if the stay-at-home orders aren’t lifted [...]

News & Views: KidZ at Home (June 2020)

By |2020-06-03T18:22:12-04:00June 2, 2020|Staff Blogs|

Underestimating can cause us to miss really wonderful parts of life.

We have more strawberries than the dish will hold. We have more people than the number of chairs we set up. We have more flowers than the vase is made for. 

Because we underestimated, we had to make more space to enjoy the abundance.

Adults often underestimate the spiritual capacity of children. Kids frequently have more potential than we estimate. The promises and invitations in Scripture are given to [...]