Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

A Bus Full of Blessing!

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14.

Oh, how I love my daughters. They are such a blessing, in many more ways than I could ever express. They thrill my heart like no others. When Rachel was blessed to be a part of Mission Arlington last summer, she came home with a heart for missions.

With the help of her youth minister and youth group they started an apartment ministry that is near our church. A couple of Sunday nights each month the students lead Bible studies, games, crafts, recreation, and snack time. Lately, we have been using the Elevate materials that I use in our 1st and 2nd grade children's worship time. Our theme has been superheroes and the children have loved it.

With this being Vacation Bible School week, Rachel and Hannah wanted the apartment kids to come. Two weeks ago they passed out flyers, they covered the apartments one more time last Saturday and then the church bus, driven by my dad, with my girls joyfully drove to the apartment complex where 8 happy children were waiting to hop aboard. Last night we picked up 14 and we are excited about having more come tonight.

Nothing thrills this Momma's heart more than seeing my daughters be a part of what God is doing! They love these children...and these children love my daughters. Monday night, one of the girls hugged me just because I was Rachel's mom. Isn't that sweet?
These precious children are learning Truth this week and they bring so much joy and delight.

I was tickled Monday evening when we were taking them back to the apartments. I asked the girls in the back of the bus what their favorite part of the evening was.
One of the girls sweetly replied that she really enjoyed the story of Joseph and his brothers and that even though they treated him badly, Joseph was still respectful of his brother and that we should be respectful to our mom and dad and brother and friends....and then she said loudly, "Stop it butt-head!" to one of her friends that was pestering her. Oiy!

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bp said...

How wonderful your girls have the opportunity to minister to these children.

Snow White said...

awesome! what a blessing.

The Real Me! said...

Oh cool is that! What a ministry. I always tell my husband that we don't "need" to leave the country to be a part of or start a ministry. There are needs right in our own neighborhood. I'm so proud of your girls. And I love the little girl on the bus! LOL. Too funny.

Joyfull said...

Thanks for sharing about a great ministry opportunity. May many more come to you and your girls.

Chelle said...

I love that! What sweet girls you have been given. Good parenting and God's grace go a long way :)

Cathy said...

They are precious girls. You are very blessed. I love that verse.

Laurie said...

You have a precious family. I enjoyed reading about your daughters.
Blessings, Laurie

Joan said...

That's kids for you. Great WFW post.


Laurie Ann said...

This is great news! Your children are bringing children to Him! Cute comment but she'll get it one day. I love it! Happy WFW to you.

eLisa said...

What a wonderful story and wordfilled contribution. Thanks so much for participating. Great to come by your sight for the fist time, too!

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful blessing to see kids serving the Lord and each other. That's too funny about that last comment. Kind of reminds me how I can be singing praise and worship songs zooming down the highway and then curse the driver next to me :0)

Janessa Cowan said...

Hey there,

I read your blog today and read the part about Rachel and the appartment kids. I was so excited about the turnout, I told Russell and he was even more thrilled that Mission Arlington had such and impact on Rachel. We are so proud of her and Hannah as well. Keep up the great Kingdom work for you will be well rewarded.

Janessa and Russell

Erica said...

I love that you and your girls are serving the Lord together. What a joyous blessing that is!
And speaking of blessings...free root beer floats, how can you beat that? Thanks for the reminder

lori said...

Isn't it AMAZING to see these young girls not living OF the world but really living IN it for the Lord! Making a difference, one simple, loving act at a time...

what an inspiration! Do they have blogs by any chance...mine do and would LOVE to read theirs if they do!:)


Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful blessing! May God bless their Vacation Bible School week!

BTW, it's good to "see" you again. Congrats on finishing school!

Denise said...

That is so wonderful.