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In Loving Memory of Becki West

By | 2019-06-10T16:55:24+00:00 June 2, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Red Mountain Community Church, 6101 E Virginia St., Mesa, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given in honor of Becki to:

It is with great sadness we share that KidZ at Heart Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Becki West went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2. She was surrounded [...]

Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – KidZ in Uganda

By | 2019-04-23T18:37:38+00:00 April 23, 2019|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go … I myself will go down with you …     
and I will also bring you up again. Genesis 46:3,4  

Usually my work is done in front of my computer - writing, making cultural adjustments, rewriting, consulting, formatting, rewriting, rewriting. BUT – going to Africa meant that I could see all those typed words come to life.

As I [...]

CELEBRATE!!!

By | 2018-08-15T12:27:47+00:00 August 15, 2018|Becky Dietz: Blog Posts, Uncategorized|

The joy of the Lord is your strength!

Neh. 8:10

Celebrate: living from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity - Adelle Calhoun

 

Reasons to Celebrate:

FIRST ANNIVERSARY! One year ago this month I began asking God for a team of friends who would be a support system for working with KidZ at Heart. And He stretched my faith capacity [...]

We Invite You to Dream

By | 2018-08-14T16:24:43+00:00 August 14, 2018|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Gordon D. West: KidZ Newsletters, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

We’ve been talking quite a bit about spiritual formation of children and even a new project that KidZ at Heart is starting with Grafted Life Ministries. We invite you to dream with us.

Can you imagine...

  1. Casting a fresh vision for the church that thriving relationships with God and others are important at every age. There is no reason children can’t become aware of God’s presence in their everyday life. In fact, some would say they are as open to connecting with God, moment by [...]

June Newsletter: What Are We Teaching?

By | 2018-07-12T16:46:28+00:00 July 10, 2018|Aubrey Van Benthem: Blog Posts, Aubrey Van Benthem: Newsletters, Aubrey Van Benthem: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

I am reading a wonderful book right now called Surrender to Love by David G. Benner.  It is a short book, but very powerful.  In it, Benner talks about Christian obedience, our desire to do what is right and to follow God's commands.  It's what we define as a good or mature Christian, one who obeys God, right?  Furthermore, isn't that our deepest desire for our children, that they will know God's voice and obey it?

As I was grabbing a bite to eat at a [...]

May Newsletter: Perfect Peace

By | 2018-07-10T16:29:22+00:00 July 10, 2018|Aubrey Van Benthem: Blog Posts, Aubrey Van Benthem: Newsletters, Aubrey Van Benthem: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

This memorial day was an especially meaningful one for me this year.  My family was visiting from New Mexico, and we decided to attend the Lantern Floating Ceremony on Ala Moana Beach in Hawaii.  It is an annual tradition to honor loved ones that have served and given their lives in service to our country.  It was a rather moving experience to see 50,000 people crowd around the beaches to float a lantern in the water in honor of those they were remembering.  We wrote the [...]

April Newsletter: Pickle Time

By | 2018-07-12T17:53:15+00:00 May 31, 2018|Aubrey Van Benthem: Blog Posts, Aubrey Van Benthem: Newsletters, Aubrey Van Benthem: Prayer Updates, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

They all gathered around, each with their pudgy hands clasped together as their little bodies squirmed with energy so uncontainable at the age of three.  Each little boy with eyes wide was excited for pickle time.  Their teacher grabbed the large green candle from off the shelf and placed it in the center of the circle.  As he lit the candle he reminded the zealous cluster of boys that the flame represented Jesus' presence with them in the moment.  He also reminded them that the [...]

Gordon & Becki – KidZ Newsletter May 2018

By | 2018-05-18T01:28:36+00:00 May 18, 2018|Gordon D. West: Blog Posts, Gordon D. West: Newsletters, Staff Blogs, Uncategorized|

We’ve seen it countless times over the past 16 years of training in other cultures. Local teachers, parents, and children’s leaders attend a KidZ at Heart training, and their lives and ministries are transformed. They embrace and immediately implement what they’ve learned. Children’s lives are impacted as they engage in and experience vital biblical truths. But something’s missing, or rather someone’s missing. During the training, attendees begin advocating for those who aren’t there to experience the same training.

This is the same situation in each country [...]