GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.
How Does Wee Can Know Benefit with GiveNOLA Day?
WCK is one of the 717 non-profits participating in GiveNOLA Day. Our participation will help us build community awareness, make new friends, and raise funds. Plus, they provide opportunity to win prizes and build relationships with other non-profits.
Most of all it helps us teach children the wonderful Good News of Jesus. Your gift can mean everything to a child who doesn’t know Jesus!
We had a blast this April celebrating our risen Lord!!!! On April 6 we participated in the St Bernard Parish Irish Italian Islenos parade with the help of 11 volunteers we distributed 3,100 Gospel packets! Its so cool to meet kids in the parish and see them wearing the Gospel bracelet!
On Palm Sunday we coordinated a Kids Worship program and evangelistic outreach! When we think of Palm Sunday and the children praising the Lord years ago, we are overjoyed to see the children lead praise and worship in a church service. God really used the children and they came through with a five star performance!!!!
Jesus truly is the Super Hero – for real! Nothing make-believe or pretend about Jesus!!!!
If He is not already, He can be your Super Hero too! He came into the world from His lovely, perfect home, Heaven. He came to rescue you from the punishment of sin.
Do you know what sin is? Sin is choosing our own selfish way over God’s perfect and good way. Lying, stealing, cursing, fighting, even disobeying your parents… these are all examples of sin.
We are all born with this problem and the punishment is separation from God forever. That’s why He sent Jesus to rescue us from the punishment of sin.
Because Jesus is the Son of God and is sinless, He took your punishment for you by dying on a cross, they buried Him in a tomb (cave), and he rose again on Sunday morning!
He came back alive and now He lives in Heaven. Because He lives in Heaven we can pray to God and admit our sin. God promises that anyone who believes in Jesus as the Savior from the punishment of sin, God will save them! It’s a promise! God made this promise several times in His true book, the Bible (see Acts 16:31 and Romans 10:13). God never lies or breaks a promise. So you can know, if you believe in Jesus as your Savior from the punishment of sin, He is your Super Hero too! There is no one else in the entire universe that can save you from the punishment of sin!
I know that Sanctity of Life Sunday has come and gone for 2019. However, the life of a little one is someone to cherish everyday. I am SO grateful that I knew the value of human life when I was a lady and the doctor offered me the option of an abortion. I get teary eyed just thinking how blessed Phil and I are to have our two sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandsons. The gift of life keeps giving!!!!
Here is a great sermon on the Sanctity of Life by Ray Pritchard.
What a GREAT time to teach them the amazing TRUE story about God’s Son!
So… Here’s idea #1! Purchase the all new CEF Press Christmas Across America Kit:Joy to the World. Recruit some friends to help you (or volunteer with your local CEF Leader), decide on a location, date, and time. Invite the kids and parents too! Have a blast celebrating the true meaning of Christmas with the kids in your community!
If you live in the Greater New Orleans area, join us on Saturday, Dec 1, 10:00 – noon, @Edgewater Baptist Church, 5900 Paris Ave, New Orleans, 70122
To RSVP by Nov 28, leave a message below or contact me @ 504-400-4095.
Here is a flier to promote with your church or friends. Click here: CAA Flier 2018
Our friend and partner in ministry, Lyn Oerting, called us 2.5 years ago and asked if we could help a lady she met at the Global Maritime Center in New Orleans (Global Maritime is a ministry to seafarers and maritime workers in port in New Orleans).
Gladys Burgos worked on a Carnival Cruise line as a coordinator for the kids club. She was nearing retirement and expressed a desire to serve the Lord through her gifts of children’s work and Spanish translation.
Gladys assists at our neighborhood Good News Club to complete TCE Level 1 requirements.
Lyn knew that her talents would benefit Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) and contacted CEF of Latin America and learned there was interest but Gladys would need CEF training. The first step was to complete the TCE® Level 1® course. Lyn contacted us and we made arrangements with Gladys to provide the TCE training each time her cruise ship would dock in New Orleans!
Now, 2.5 years later, she is serving full-time for CEF of Latin America and this week (August 4) is instructing in her very first TCE Level 1 course for Latin America that she actually helped translate!
photo copyright Child Evangelism Fellowship, used by permission
I tell folks, I did a LOT of things wrong as a parent but one thing I got right was to pray for our children. God answered in amazing and surprising ways. I am always grateful to my heavenly father! I am also grateful to my earthly dad who realized faith was important and made sure we attended church and catechism each week.
Here is a prayer written my Gary Meyers, co-founder of Highlights magazine.