God has taught me so much in the short amount of time that I have been here at Grace, especially in the past 3 months. Since coming on board this year, one of my main responsibilities was launching and coordinating the Children's Ministry at our Downtown campus. It was a big but rewarding undertaking. With lots of last-minute changes and unexpected occurrences, there is one thing God has really brought to my attention. He will provide! We just need to put our trust in Him. When we started the Downtown Children's Ministry, He provided volunteers. When we opened classes that were not planned, He provided volunteers. When we needed to make renovations, He provided us with the manpower and supplies. With all of these things, it may have been at the last minute, and we may have been wondering, "How are we going to get this done?" -- but God provided.
It has been an amazing experience for me to witness firsthand the obvious ways that God provides for His children. I have always believed that God provides for those who love and follow Him, but this is the first time that I have actually seen His plan come together when all looked pretty hopeless. It is a reminder to me that God's works can so easily be overlooked or forgotten if we don't stay tuned into Him.
-- Nicole Snyder, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Note: To read more about some of the changes we made over the summer to develop our Downtown Children's Ministry, read here.