When we welcome them, we welcome Him

Pictured: A couple of our cute little students coloring at Refuge Kids Club.

Pictured: A couple of our cute little students coloring at Refuge Kids Club.

Written by Megan McDermott, Latino Children's and Youth Director

In Matthew 18, Jesus said:

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."

Why is it so important for us to invest in the children of our community?  Why is it so vital for us to welcome all children as our neighbors, showing them love and compassion? Because when we welcome them, we welcome Him.  

In our desire to continue pressing into the Lord’s calling in our ministry to “love people from all places”, this summer yielded the opportunity to begin a pilot outreach to the broader refugee community of KCK.  Laxmi Gurung, a young woman that began serving through the Bhutanese Outreach five years ago,  began her apprenticeship this summer.  She has begun leading the Refugee Kid’s Club and when asked why she feels this endeavor is so important, her response was simply beautiful!

"I have learned a lot this summer.  I have learned how to make plans and how to be flexible with others.  I decided to do the apprenticeship because it helps me to learn about leadership and how to grow more in Jesus.  My favorite part about Refugee Kid’s Club is playing with the kids and watching them learn about Jesus.  I think Refugee Kid’s Club is important for the community because if there is a place that kids can go and learn about Jesus, this will help them to know who God is and what He does for us. Also, it is very important for kids to have friends and a place to play. I am most excited about the future of Refugee Kid’s Club and to see more kids coming from different backgrounds!"

Please continue to pray for us in this pilot season and for all the young leaders of our community.

urrent Needs:

  • Adelante Thrift is looking for a long-term volunteer who can drive our box truck for pick-up and delivery of large donated items.  A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) is not required.  This volunteer must also be able to assist in lifting and loading/unloading heavy appliances and furniture.  This volunteer position has the potential to become a paid position at Adelante Thrift, for the right candidate. If you are interested in this volunteer position please fill out our volunteer form at adelantethrift.com/volunteer

  • Our kids ministry programs are looking for people to purchase and deliver new board games for our Tuesday & Thursday programs. If you are interested, please contact Megan McDermott at meganm@missionadelante.org.