Written by: Kay Thomas (Awana Volunteer)
About 35 years ago, we moved to west Knoxville. One of the first things we did was visit nearby churches. We visited several hoping to find one that had Awana (we worked in Awana at our previous church). We first visited West Park on a Wednesday night. When we walked into the auditorium Pastor Sam was there, he came and introduced himself. We had our three children with us and Pastor Sam asked if he could take them to Awana and I knew we were home.
I volunteered to work in Awana wherever needed and was told Cubbies always need leaders and I’ve worked in Cubbies since. It’s such a blessing to see teens and adults you taught in Cubbies serving the Lord. I hope I have played at least a small part in their lives. II Timothy 2:15 says “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
My daughter Kelley and I taught a 3 yr old Sunday School class for many years and then we taught a 1st grade Sunday School class a few years. What a blessing it is to see eager young minds come in your class on Sunday morning to learn about Jesus and the Bible. If you ever need some extra blessings in your life just volunteer to work in kid’s ministry.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” May we never grow weary.