Coming into the summer as an intern to Grandview I didn’t know what to expect. Most of the kids I had worked with before were privileged kids. The first day of ministry for me at Grandview I was initially pretty disappointed as only one girl showed up. However, as I spent the next few hours with Madison, I realized that the number of kids that show up isn’t what it’s about. Whether one child or 100 children come it’s my job to show them the love of Christ and teach them who He is.
As more days passed, more girls came and we were able to include more activities with them. We did everything from finger painting to foursquare, Bible verse memory to birthday parties. It’s been an honor playing and growing with these kids through everyday recreation type activity. Our hope is not only to help these kids have fun, but also to teach them skills that they can use in the future, as well as share the Gospel with them.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” – Psalm 127:3
After meeting the kids from Grandview, this verse couldn’t be more true. Although at time they can test your patience, it’s impossible not to love them as the gift they are. I have been privileged enough to be able to serve these kids this summer!
Written by Olivia Etchison – LTP College Intern to Second Mile & Grandview