Staff Blogs

Prayer / News & Views (July 2020)

By |2020-07-07T20:56:00-04:00July 7, 2020|Staff Blogs|

  • Edwin Mutai, National Training Network Coordinator for Kenya, needs to train three teachers, which is difficult during this time. Edwin’s wife, Angella, is quarantined with her parents in Uganda and trying to get back home. Pray for Edwin’s needs.
  • Many Kenyan families are unable to feed their children, as many businesses are no longer open. Ask for God’s provision for these families.
  • People are ready to join a team to head to Tanzania in 2021, but COVID-19 vaccines [...]

Your Gift / News & Views (July 2020)

By |2020-07-07T20:58:06-04:00July 7, 2020|Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

Our hearts are overflowing with joy! KidZ at Heart is celebrating God's wonderful goodness!

God's provision of your generous support — prayers, kind words, and your financial contributions — has helped us meet and surpass our $60,000 goal to expand the impact of KidZ at Home.

As a result, we will be able to:

  • Translate KidZ at Home into multiple languages.
  • Adapt KidZ at Home into a family devotional.

Grafted Life webinar

By |2020-07-07T20:44:16-04:00July 7, 2020|Staff Blogs|

Every church ministry has been affected by COVID-19, especially children’s programs. Church leaders are busy trying to stay connected with their congregants of all ages while the requirements for meeting and social distancing continue to shift and change.

How might God be using this time to challenge us to rethink our ministry?

If you would like to explore this question, our friends at Grafted Life Ministries are offering a webinar: "A Model for Rebooting Your Church," led by [...]

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.