Category Archives: Life’s Lessons

Viola Takes a Step of Faith

Viola Blouin took the Teaching Children Effectively® Level 1® course in 2006 (our first TCE Level 1 course in New Orleans) and she also completed the Teaching Little Kids course. She volunteers at a local after-school Good News Club® through … Continue reading

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Good News Club Teacher Testimony

Phil and I recently taught Child Evangelism Fellowship’s® (CEF) 30 hour seminar, Teaching Children Effectively® course in the Greater New Orleans area. We love to teach this class because we can mentor new or growing teachers from our over 30 … Continue reading

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Who is Granny Holdeman?

This summer we taught children in 5-Day Clubs the mission story from CEF Press about Ti-Fam. A story about a little girl who lived in Haiti, her father was a Voo-Doo witch doctor. I think Ti-Fam was a fictitious character … Continue reading

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How God Answered Prayer in the 9th Ward- on a Rainy Day!

Have you ever gone on a prayer walk in the rain? That’s what I did when the Mission Team from Ingleside, Macon, GA (serving at Gentilly Baptist Church Summer Camp, New Orleans) invited me to join them for a prayer … Continue reading

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Let’s take God’s Good News to Mardi Gras in New Orleans!

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  In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is all about the beads. Folks cannot  get enough of them! What better time to distribute Gospel that represent the message of salvation to children and parents! If you are not familiar with the … Continue reading

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Jayce’s Remarkable Response

In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14 Everyone at church shared excitement over Dr. Cole’s grandson Jayce’s recent baptism! I enjoy teaching Jayce and his sister, … Continue reading

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A-B-C Attributes with Psalm 145

One generation commends your works to another;     they tell of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 In the Hebrew language Psalm 145 is an acrostic poem; making the poem easy for Hebrew children to memorize. Verse four emphasizes the importance of commending God’s … Continue reading

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About our Founders

Phil and Debbie Smith both served in children’s ministry since 1978. Phil got his start at Tennessee Temple (Chattanooga) serving in the bus ministry, Sunday School, and children’s church. Debbie volunteered as a Good News Club® teacher and Sunday School teacher in Mobile, AL. … Continue reading

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Sadie’s Grandson

In a recent TCE® Level 1 class we discussed children bullied because of their faith. One teacher, Sadie Clark, said years ago she led her 2 ½ year-old grandson to Christ and he never experienced bullying– since he always stood … Continue reading

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Children Held Captive

Today, the story is emerging about the dramatic rescue of three girls who men held captive for over ten years. When I think of these girls, I cannot imagine how they endured the last decade of their lives. The home … Continue reading

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