Chaplain Major Phil Smith

Phil and I give thanks for the honor of Phil’s promotion to Major in the Louisiana National Guard where he serves part-time as a chaplain.

Click on the photo to see a photo album of his special day.

(BTW: The tradition in the Army, one will tack the pin with a hard force so the “Office will stick.” The tacking once could hurt depending on how hard the force. Nowadays, the pins are Velcro (so less pain) but the tradition continues. In the photos, you will see Debbie tacking the pin on with force; and then Phil letting the children tack the pin on again!

 

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7 Skills for Classroom Management

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

This is an excellent post from Child Evangelism Fellowship; knowing these skills save me and the kids in the classroom all the time! After a little practice in the classroom, you can learn to manage a much smoother class time too!

Click here to learn the 7 skills.

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Parents 31-Day Prayer Guide

prayer sunsetParenting isn’t easy. God doesn’t expect us to go it alone. He wants to help us. Here is a Family Prayer Guide that will give you a specific prayer request to pray for your child/children for 31 days. The prayer request came from the excellent website, OperationIntercession.org ; we just formatted the 31-Day prayer request into a downloadable guide for your convenience.

Download a free Parent Prayer Guide here: Parents 31-Day Prayer Guide

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Two Free Resources You Can Use in VBS

Let the Little Children Come just rolled off the press two great resources that you can utilize for FREE!

We love this company and the innovative tools they create and provide to help you share the Gospel with little ones in an interesting and dynamic way. We love their tracts and kids do too!

Check out these two new tools that they are offering free! They not only want to help you reach kids with the Gospel but help them grow in their relationship with Christ too.

Free tool #1: Downloadable Follow-up book, great story about an Aunt and Uncle and their new foster son, Zac. Click here.

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Free tool #2: Kids love paper airplanes, will here is one you  can download in full color with the Wordless Book colors (download one to teach the Gospel in a new unique way) or download in black and white and let the kids color the plane themselves (let the kids color and make their own plane after you presented the Gospel). Kids will love it at VBS! I can see the plane races all across America now! Click here.

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Fun Facts of GiveNOLA 2017

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation provides this one day for non-profits to come together and raise funds. They provide a fun platform with lots of incentives to get donors motivated. We thank the Lord we can participate with over 700 other non-profits.

Points of Interest during the 2017 Day: 

  • Our son, Michael Watkins, covered early morning hours, 1 am & 2 am for us, making donations to qualify us for the Rock Around the Clock $1,000 prize
  • Our niece, Lisa Ramey, covered the 4:00 a.m. spot for us
  • We are grateful to local businesses that contributed half the funds raised:
    • Cooks Pest Control (Mobile, AL)
    •  David Dutton, CPA, (Mobile, AL)
    • The Martin Center, Facial Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, Laser Center (Mobile, AL)
    • Zick and Associates, Accounting & Tax Services (Mobile, AL)
  • We held a lunch fest at our home from noon to 2 and enjoyed guest coming and going
  • Noon – 5 p.m. donations dropped off for Wee Can Know
  • Debbie sent out an email and posted on Facebook and Twitter and several gifts rolled in between 5-10 p.m.
  • Wee Can Know led the non-profits in St Bernard Parish with most in donations until St Bernard Parish Adult Education won $1,000
  • GiveNOLA has 3 Throw Me Somethin’ Mister prizes during 3 specific hours (7 am, 3 p.m., 10 p.m.) within the 24 hour period. The non-profit  with the most unique donors during one of these hours wins $3,000. If we could recruit 100 + donors to give just $10 during 10 p.m. hour next year, we could possible win the prize!
  • In the last hours, the race was on between Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and PLEASE Foundation (Catholic). PLEASE led in first place until a $10,000 donation pushed JF of GNO into first place, enabling them to win the $10,000 1st place prize!

 

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Don’t Forget the Children on GiveNOLA Day!

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What is GiveNOLA Day? 

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!

How Can I Give on Give NOLA Day? 

  1. Donate on-line anytime between now and midnight on May 2 by clicking here.
  2. Hint: Your on-line gift on May 2 will qualify us to win prizes!
  3. Donate by check made payable to WCK. Mail to: WCK, PO Box 131, Arabi, LA 70032
  4. Bring it to our headquarters on May 2! 313 Bear Drive, Arabi, LA. Click Here for a special invitation.

Join us on GiveNOLA day! One Day to Give as One! Help us raise $5,000, together we can!

 

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Learn About a Easter Outreach for Kids!

Debbie shares in this brief video about the new CEF Press Easter Outreach Kit: The King’s Crown

Click photo to learn about The King's Crown Easter Outreach

Click photo to learn about The King’s Crown Easter Outreach

 

 

 

 

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The Gospel Parade

Six Floats to Tell His Story

Six Floats to Tell His Story

 

Did you see our shoe-box floats at the parade?

They tell the greatest story in the world that comes from God’s book the Bible.

Ms. Patti McDonald wrote a book called, The Gospel Parade, that inspired our shoe-box floats.

You can download Patti’s book, The Gospel Parade, for FREE or purchase the book for $19.00 here.

Download a free coloring page for The Gospel Parade here:  The Gospel Parade FREE Coloring Page

Watch the video about the bracelet of colors and the floats.

Here are the floats in the Gospel Parade.

God promised long before Christ birth that He would send a Savior into the world, the Bible tells of God’s promise. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14.

God kept His promise and sent His perfect Son Jesus. The heart represents His love for people, the gifts represent His gift of His Son. The red represents the blood He would shed. “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” Luke 2:11.

The Bible says, “Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” At birth, He was laid in a manger (a lambs feeding dish) a symbol of God’s plan for Jesus to become the sacrifice for the punishment of your sin and mine. The dark heart reminds us that He died for the punishment of our sin and the red reminds us of the blood He gave. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16.

Jesus is the sinless Son of God; He came back alive on the third day after they buried Him. He was laid in a tomb (it looked like a cave and they rolled a large stone over the door but on Sunday Morning, the stone rolled away. The white represents the forgiveness of sin; God can cleanse us from the punishment of sin and become a child of God because Jesus lives! “It is true! The Lord has risen…” Luke 24:34

Since Jesus lives, we can have new life in Him. He will forgive our sins and give us His Holy Spirit to help us live a life pleasing to God. Jesus loves you and invites you to become a child of God. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12.

Since Jesus lives, we can have new life in Him. He will forgive our sins and give us His Holy Spirit to help us live a life pleasing to God. Jesus loves you and invites you to become a child of God. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12.

Jesus is the King of King, He lives in Heaven and one day, everyone in the world will bow down to Jesus. He can rule as the king (boss) of your life today if you invite Him in! He wants to bless you with His love, peace, joy, and goodness, won’t you let Him? “…the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers” Revelation 17:14.

All parades have bands. Our band plays a wonderful song called The Salvation Poem. Click here to hear the song and download it for FREE.

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Download Phil’s “New Believers Quick Guide” for Free


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The New Believer’s Quick Guide by Phil Smith will benefit teen or adult new believers. Even if you are an “old” believer, you will enjoy Phil’s personal illustrations and wise counsel.

Use this as a tool to mentor new Christians in your church or ministry.

Download the guide free with the link below and share with everyone!!!!

New Believers Quick Guide E-book

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One Fun Way to Teach God’s Love to Kids

If I can help kids learn by playing a fun game…. it sure is fun!!!!!!!

The children LOVED playing LOVE-O Bingo Sunday; plus, they learned a LOT about God’s Agape Love too.

Here’s how you can make a LOVE-O Bingo game for the kids you teach and tips on playing. Click here: LOVE-O Bingo for instructions.

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1 Corinthians 13

Here’s a fun little tune that Mrs. Lynn taught the children too!

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