Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sharing Christ's Love

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful opportunity to work with the 11th grade girls from First Baptist Church of Prattville. As a part of their DiscipleNow weekend they came and made Footprints bags and Valentines crafts and cards for the NICU families. The girls did an amazing job! One of the girls made a card and here's what it said:

"Dear my dearest Mommy
I love you so much. I think about your scent, voice and personality everyday. I dream of the day when I can be in your arms forever. The way you rock me and sing to me warms my heart. I long for that day. I give thanks to God for putting me in your life. Thank you for loving me. You are molded in my heart forever.
Love, Your Baby"
Isn't that the most precious card you've ever seen? This card is going to make a mommy's Valentines Day very special! The sweet girl that wrote this captured everything I know those babies are feeling!

We also had Kadra Parkman come and speak about Raley's NICU experience. It was a very powerful testimony! The FBC girls made 60 Footprints bags! They did an awesome job! After the bags and crafts we headed to Baptist South for a NICU tour. The girls were able to look in the windows to each of the 4 rooms and see the lives that they were touching. It was a great experience!
It was very apparent that the Lord is at work in the lives of these 11th grade girls! It was an absolute joy to spend the afternoon working on Footprints with them.
To each of you, thank you so much for your willingness to serve with Footprints in sharing the love of Christ to families in the NICU! We are so grateful for all you've done!
Thank you also to Larry Jenkins, Pam Carroll, Kadra Parkman and Robyn Bernier for helping facilitate this event!
"Love your neighbor as yourself" Mark 12:31


Avery Tales said...

What a great experience for those awesome girls. I'm so glad they were able to visit the NICU and see the lives that God would touch through them.