How to Help a Doubting Child

Children Lead Worship Palm Sunday

“I am doubting God’s existence because I’ve prayed and He hasn’t answered.”

This is the comment a child made in Sunday School. As teachers, sometimes we say to children, God answers prayer. A child may perceive that God will answer all of his prayers with a ‘yes.’ When God doesn’t, the child can lose faith. To make this matter worse, the boy’s father doubts God’s existence and shares this with his son. So what was my response?

First, I asked him who is the boss, him or God. His answer was God and I explained that God is in control of the whole planet and all the billions of people who live on earth. He has to take our prayer into consideration of everyone around us and the outcome of each. I explained if we are praying it won’t rain for our birthday party and another person is praying for rain, God may need to send the rain. I also explained how rain helps our environment (living in New Orleans rain, floods, and hurricanes are a continual problem).

I also briefly explained God’s three answers to our prayers: yes, wait, and no. Just as our parents answer yes, wait, and no, so does God. I taught him the catchy CEFpress song, I Can Pray (tune, Oh Be Careful Little Eyes), that teaches this concept.

That afternoon, I wondered if the boy is asking God to help him be good (he is quite active and easily distracted). This is a common prayer request of children and active ones may feel hopeless. I believe this is the wait answer children need to understand. Many prayers take time and don’t happen overnight, some prayers only come with maturity. God can use our struggles to glorify His name too. However, we can keep praying and keep knocking until the answer comes, (Matthew 7: 7-11).

Did my explanation help the boy? After Sunday School, in our worship service, he asked prayer for his dad, requesting that his dad would believe too! Will I need to remind him of this again in the future? Probably, that’s the privilege of feeding God’s little lambs! Please pray for the boy and also that his parents will come to faith too.

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How to Teach Kids about Baptism

If your church is one that Baptizes by immersion; this is a very special symbol of the Christian life for your child. Many times, church leaders are so eager to baptize that they fail to explain the meaning and purpose adequately for a child to understand.

This video called Baptism Central is an excellent tool we highly recommend.

The purpose of Baptism by Immersion explained for kids.
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Guide for Jesus Super Hero Vacation Bible School

Delacroix Hope Vacation Bible School

Are you looking for fantastic ideas for a super Vacation Bible School. You will love the Jesus My Super Hero theme and the kids will too!

I am responsible for coordinating a Vacation Bible School for Delacroix Hope Baptist Church and since I have 40 years of lessons and materials, I just develop one from my resources… and to me honest… I always wonder what was I thinking!!!!!!

Since I’ve put all this together, perhaps you can benefit from my lesson plans too.

Here’s some our schedule, lesson plan, tips, and more. Let me know your ideas too!

Zephaniah 3:17 Tune: Crawdad Song
Motions for Zephaniah 3:17

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Wee Can Know Business Sponsors

We are grateful for these fine businesses sponsors of Wee Can Know:

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Giving is a Blessing

We sure had a lot of fun on Give NOLA Day, one day to give as one! What an awesome day to celebrate giving. With the generosity of 21 friends, we raised $1915 in one day!

This year, we included live videos of volunteers in our ministry to share what the ministry means to them.

Here is my friend, Candy, she shared right before catching a bus to Mobile, Al where God has a new adventure for her.

Candy Campagna shares a testimony before traveling to Mobile for a new adventure
Dennis shares his experience taking CEF’s Teaching Children Effectively Course
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Don’t Forget the Children on GiveNOLA Day!

One Day to Give as One! Select Wee Can Know!

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 12:01 am and midnight on May 7 by clicking here. Type Wee Can Know in search box on top right corner. 
  2. Your on-line gift on May 7 will qualify Wee Can Know 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 office, 313 Bear Drive, Arabi, LA on May 7!

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

Your gift makes a difference in children’s lives! Select Wee Can Know!

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He is risen!!!

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!!!!

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Who’s Your Super Hero?

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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!

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