Staff Blogs

Shannon’s January 2020 KidZ at Heart Newsletter – Tanzania 2020 Trip

By |2020-01-20T01:47:46-05:00January 20, 2020|Shannon Nyange: Newsletters, Staff Blogs|

The KidZ at Heart Tanzania 2020 trip is scheduled for June 4th-16th. A team will be traveling to Karatu, Tanzania for a third year to offer children's ministry training to local Sunday school teachers and pastors. Participants that attended the previous years trainings will be completing Modules 7 and 8 of the Basic Teacher Certification Program. The team will also be teaching Modules 3 and 4 for new participants. Kathleen Griffin will be leading the team and we are currently accepting team member applications for [...]

Voices of Haiti; Life from their perspective

By |2020-01-16T22:56:04-05:00January 16, 2020|Staff Blogs, Tanya Sloan: Blog Posts|

Last month in my newsletter I began a new section called "Voices of Haiti; Life from their perspective." I received very good feedback from friends and family after they read the touching words from the two gentlemen who wrote about their current life conditions in Haiti. I hope that you'll enjoy this next piece just as much.

Along my journey in Haiti I have been privileged to meet Marie-Daniele Laplante. This young lady has a beautiful heart for God and a hunger for knowledge. She currently [...]

These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For

By |2020-01-16T21:21:08-05:00January 16, 2020|Adam Ormord: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

As the big, white, paragraphs of text slowly filled the immense theater screen, and the mesmerizing music played its familiar tune, I raised my fists in the air and let out a loud cheer. I couldn't help myself! It was the final Star Wars movie in a forever long saga, a three-part trilogy of the greatest "space opera" ever.

These movies always take me back to my childhood. I remember playing with my Luke, Leah, Han Solo, Darth Vadar, R2-D2 and C-3PO action figures. Before I [...]

Returning to Ukraine!

By |2020-01-13T22:40:29-05:00January 13, 2020|Becky McAllister: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

April, 2017 was the beginning of our relationship with the people in SW Ukraine!  Three years spent getting to know some wonderful people, learning the culture of this region, and encouraging each other as we all learn to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus, has been a tremendous blessing.

In March of 2020, our KidZ at Heart team will return again and we [...]

The Heart of KidZ at Heart – January 2020

By |2020-01-09T11:03:20-05:00January 9, 2020|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

January 2020 is a month for contemplation. KidZ at Heart ended 2019 knowing the presence of God’s love and grace as he walked with us through the most difficult of our 17 years as a ministry. He brought us into 2020 refreshed and blessed. And God is continuing to grow KidZ at Heart and to deepen the ministry’s impact around the world.

We now enter a new year with anticipation about what God has ahead for us.

The Board of Directors of KidZ at Heart will gather [...]

Waiting for Transformation

By |2020-01-09T15:59:41-05:00January 8, 2020|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

Wait for it … Wait for it … It's coming. It's right around the corner….

We've all known the joy of anticipating something we knew was a sure thing. That's the joyful anticipation formational teachers have when they lovingly prepare a classroom to create an environment where children meet with God.

Adults can cultivate ways for children to be with God in deepening friendship, keeping the focus on God and leaving the results to the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:3). Formational teachers are confident that as God transforms [...]

Two Ways to Create Anticipation With Your Kids

By |2020-01-09T16:04:45-05:00January 8, 2020|Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

As this new year and new decade begins, what are you anticipating?   What are you expecting God to do in your life... in your family... in your ministry... as a result of your prayers?

In Psalm 5:3, we read “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Hear are a couple of activities to help create expectation for seeing God at work with your kids this year:

  • Spend time with your family discussing what you [...]

Are We “Too Familiar”

By |2019-12-04T16:21:37-05:00December 4, 2019|Becky McAllister: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

As we jump into the holidays, many of us will experience traditions that our families have had for generations. Traditions are what make our family time together special as we can remember many holidays doing the same things together. It helps us know what to expect and tends to cement these times into our memories. Sometimes we do not even know why we have [...]