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More Reasons Kids Are Thankful for Their Leaders

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A few weeks ago I did a post on Ten Reasons Kids Are Thankful for Their Leaders. We learn about these reasons because writing a “thank you” letter to a leader is part of the Gold requirements in the T&T books. Because this is the time of year clubbers are completing their books, we daily get letters here at Headquarters.

So here’s a look at some letters we’ve received in just the past couple weeks.

From the T&T girls at First Baptist Church, Barlow, Florida. “We are so grateful for Awana. Awana has changed so many lives to turn to God. Some people say that Puggles and Cubbies can’t read, but the Cubbies Director just makes them repeat after her. Thank you so much.”

From Brady in Rochester, Minnesota. “I could never imagine Awana without you. You never get upset and you’re always nice.”

From Josiah in Warner Robins, Georgia. “Thanks for listening every time I say my verse. You were patient with me when I took a long time when I was trying to say the long verses (the extremely long, like 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17.) I’m sure there will be more things to thank you for as I start to finish my book.

From Jadon in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “Thank you so much for being my awesome leader. Thank you for listening to my verses and praying for me. Thank you that even though you have a lot of things to do each day, such as being a dad, a husband, a physician, an author, a teacher, an elder and a consultant, you still take time to be my Awana leader.

From Jesse, Rose Prairie, British Columbia. “You are such a good leader and Council Time person. You are also a good preacher in church. In Council Time, you make it easier for us to understand the Bible by explaining it using stories and real-life examples. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into our club.”

From Octavia in Sharon, North Dakota. “Thank you for everything you have done. You are very fun. You are very creative.”

From Brian in Oakley, California. “Thank you for your time to be an Awana leader even with all the hard work you do at your job.”

From Rachel in Indianola, Iowa. “Thank you for for giving me tips to study the long verses. The tips help me remember the verses for when I need them.”

From Cara in Attica, Michigan. “My leader has done a lot for me. She has given my group apples. She has given presents. She cares a lot about us. I hope to be an Awana leader someday.”

From Asher in Indianpolis, Indiana. “My leader did not get to go to Awana when he was little. He trusted Jesus Christ in September 2009. He is an Awana leader because he wants us to learn and draw closer to Christ. His favorite verses are John 3:16 and Psalms 1:1. He likes them because they are reassuring.”

From Grace in Calhoun, Kentucky. “You are a massive help and I can tell you work very hard. We appreciate you. You know many things about God and are perfect for our age.”

From Jayden in Olathe, Kansas. “When I think of how you serve at Awana, this verse comes to mind: Philippians 2:4 – “Let each of you look not to your own interest, but the interest of others also.” So thank you for putting self aside for us.”

From Lily in Candler, North Carolina. “I really have had fun doing what you work so hard to help put together. I really appreciate your efforts of getting to Awana every week and leading it. I have learned a lot since joining. You are there helping us memorize and learn new things about the Bible and God. I couldn’t be as far in my book as I am now without you. When I stumble on a verse, you are always there helping me with hints.”

From Macy, Nashville, Tennessee. “Thanks for your happy spirit and cheerful smiles.”

This is just a few of the many letters we received.

Don’t be weary in well doing – you are making a difference.

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Life is about my love for the Lord and teaching kids about His Word; about serving at Awana (20 years); about collecting counties (every county we visit is marked on a giant map) and grandkids (6) --- and writing about it all. My latest book is How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph (David C. Cook).