Friday, June 23, 2006

This past week has been full of ups and downs. We had 26 children commit their lives to Christ! Awesome! However, it seems the more we share Christ with these kids, the more the enemy fights against what we are trying to do.
One little boy may not come anymore because we are sharing Christ, being that his mother is living an "alternate lifestyle." He was going home and praying, singing "Lord, I Give You My Heart" and "Who is Like the Lord." I beleive the Holy Spirit has been revealing things.
However, on the other hand, a parent is upset because it isn't ALL Bible, all prayer, all the time. She doesn't like the fact that we allow the children to dance to the Cha-Cha Slide, Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance, YMCA, etc. She also seems to want her child to be watched every minute by every staff person I have and wrote me a complaint letter listing every thing her daughter has complained about over the past month- things the little girl never mentioned and some things that are grossly inaccurate and half-truths. Neither mother, nor daughter has ever said a word... just suddenly- this letter.
I know I have to look at the 95% who are telling me daily how their children are changing for the better and are thrilled about our program. The majority should speak louder, but I'm having a hard time shaking the negative.
I plan on re-examining some things and considering everyone's concerns prayerfully- I just really need a boost tonight!

1 comment:

joannmski said...

That is tough, when you get people with these complaints. I think that's one of the hardest parts of ministry - you do your best, prayerfully, and someone blows a hole in your efforts.

Carry on! You do have to view the 95% success, and brush off the complaints and criticism. Unfortunately, it's a part of Christian leadership. Remember, God is smiling on your efforts - his approval means more than others' disapproval. And that many kids coming to Jesus is really awesome.