Prayer for Father’s Day

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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.

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Gospel Chicken Object Lesson

A member of our church created this toy. He painted the toy the Wordless Book Colors and it made a great object lesson for Easter. He sells his chickens for $25 plus shipping and I can ask him if he can take some orders! He had the little block on the bottom just a plain block of wood and the kids would ask me what about it. I got creative and painted eggs to help me tell the Easter Story.

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Parent’s Delight!

From our over 35 years of kids ministry; parents want their kids to know Jesus. Even parents that are struggling with their own faith support our work!

Listen to these two brief testimonies of  a parent and a grandparent’s reaction to WCK’s Gospel Shoe-box Parade:

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Christians Rescue DL from Horrible Situation

Your gift to Give NOLA can make all the difference in the world for a child. DL grew up in a family where she felt loved, her mother brought her to church and catechism classes. She learned to pray and discovered God truly did answer prayers! However, when she was nine, she noticed that God was a big secret. He was never mentioned at home, no one ever prayed or said a blessing at a table, even her neighbors acted as though God didn’t exist.

When DL was just 13, she began to take an interest in boys but they were bad influences that wanted to take advantage of her innocence. One of the boys stoled motorcycles for a  pawn shop owner. One evening, he came to her home and said he had to leave and go to New Orleans but he wouldn’t leave without her (the pawn shop owner feared the police were on his trail). DL naively packed a bag and ran off in the middle of the night. The owner of the pawn shop took DL (just 14 years old) and the boy (just 16 years old) across two state lines and dropped them off in New Orleans and they made their way to the boy’s older sister’s home. Fortunately, the young man’s brother-in-law bought them bus tickets and sent them home the next day.

DL’s father wanted to get a court order against the young man but it backed fired when DL refused to tell the judge where the boy took her (fearing he would go to jail for taking a minor across two state lines). The judge sentenced DL to a local detention home until she was willing to talk. What appeared to her parents as a horrible situation became one of the turning point in DL’s life.

In the detention home, Christians’ came regularly and shared the love of Jesus. They gave DL a Bible and demonstrated a love and faith in God that she wanted. DL read the New Testament bible cover to cover. She prayed and asked God for His help, she talked to her parole officer about her fears and confessed where the two had gone.

When DL got home, she bought her own Bible and a Bible for the family. She also insisted that the family pray at meals (the family still says blessings to this day). She would make a lot more mistakes but God would place other Christian’s in her life to give her hope and guidance. Christian’s reaching out with the love of Jesus and sharing His good news gave a troubled girl hope.

Have you guessed? DL is me, Deborah Lynn! God used my experience to call me into full-time children’s ministry. I know from personal experience that children are vulnerable and satan is looking for naïve children he can destroy. I was one of those kids! Caring Christian’s rescued me from a horrible situation. I can’t imagine what would have happened to me if Christians had not made the effort to come and share His Word. What will happen to this generation if we don’t go and share His good news?

Your gift will make a HUGE difference in the life of a child. Please give to WCK on May 1 for Give NOLA Day. You can set up your gift on-line now for May 1 or give through midnight on May 1. Click here to give a gift of $10 or more. Thank you so much!

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The Gospel shoebox floats ride again!

April 15 the Gospel shoe-box floats rode IN the actual Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade in St Bernard parish. This is the community we live in and we took great pleasure to participate in this family friendly fun parade.

Without my right hand man’s assistance (due to military duty), I was super grateful Joe and Patti McDonald and Don and Chris Jolissaint assisted me! We faced a challenge assembling the parade without Phil’s expertise but Joe, Patti, and Fletcher Campagna came to my rescue! I am especially thankful for Joe’s supply of duck tape and cable ties! His duck tape came in handy for a home-coming queen sitting on a convertible too (the wind was blowing her gown up like a balloon, duck tape to the rescue!)

The parade had a few mishaps! As we waited to get into our place in the parade, a flying potato landed on our Jesus is King float breaking it up a bit but nothing too hard for duck tape! (Yes, they throw potatoes, cabbage, pineapples, noodles, lemons and much more in this parade!) Debbie crashed into one of the wagons upsetting the platform at the start too Patti fell down (probably slipped on a banana peel, yes, the road got squishy with smashed fruits and vegetables) and then at the end one of our wagons tipped over!

We had no idea how many supplies we would need for our first actual parade. As it turns out, we distributed over 3,000 Christian resources!

Here’s a grandmother’s testimony:

Here’s a few photos of our fun day:


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What are the Gospel Chickens????


We had the best time sharing the Gospel with this handmade toy I purchased from Boogie Melerine! Check out our video!

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Mardi Gras 2018 Slideshow

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Mardi Gras 2018

We experienced one of our best Mardi Gras Outreach. We thanked the Lord that the rain forecast the night before left our area and families came out in droves!

This year we added two new floats and one wagon to our parade. We also created another parade with one wagon and four floats.

We shared the Gospel with distributed approximately 400 Gospel packets with a Gospel presentation.

Here is what one parent said when we shared with him and his children on the parade route:

We thank the Lord for all who made Mardi Gras 2018 a success:

  • Alfie and Turpin Owens for bracelets
  • NOBTS CHESS home school group and Delacroix Hope Women for assistance with creating Gospel shoebox floats
  • Delacroix Hope Baptist members for assembling Gospel packets
  • Patti McDonald for her lovely book, The Gospel Parade
  • Our Mardi Gras Day volunteers: Chris and Don Jolissaint, Kim and Gerald Black, Eva Watts, Tiffany and Mychelle
  • Our financial donors and prayer warriors

Here’s our team ready to roll:

Here we are after a morning of busy ministry and distributing 400 packets with a Gospel presentation:

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Even the Gospel Fuzzies Got Cold!

Well, this is one of the coldest winters we’ve had here in New Orleans since I’ve lived here. The schools even shut down for 2 days and we had a busted water pipe! Even the Gospel Fuzzies needed to bundle up with ear muffs and scarves!

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The Salvation Poem Resource

Child Evangelism Fellowship introduced me to this beautiful and effective poem/song; I did not know the amazing history behind the song.

The author created the poem/song with a passion for souls to come to Christ. The poem/song is now translated into a variety of languages.

To learn more, listen, and download the poem/song  go here.

To order a booklet for children’s ministry go here.

To purchase a visual to use in children’s ministry go here.

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