I see a lot of truth in this quote. Specifically though for us in kidmin, I really believe kidmin is such an incredible ministry to be in because you get the opportunity to save a WHOLE life and not just a latter portion of a life once all the hurt and chaos of the world has already set in and needs to be reversed. How wonderful is it when kids get in the presence of a truly passionate Sunday School Teacher or Kids Church leader or Preacher and gets a little spark lit in their lives as to how truly incredible it is to live for God. In God we have everything we need. The answer to fear, depression, anger, you name it. Are you being passionate about what you teach and being fully present or are you just mailing it in? It doesn’t matter if you come from black or white, rich or poor, strong or weak, young or old, what we have when we teach the gospel can give these kids and their families a lifetime of overcoming victory and freedom from the things that they can potentially completely avoid, but if we are going to reach, we are going to have to do it passionately.
“I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.” –Paul Wellstone