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Many people wonder what it’s like to get involved in teaching a Children’s Ministry class. Here’s a first-hand account from a new volunteer. Keep reading and consider whether you would like to get involved in what God is doing through Children’s Ministry. Contact Courtney Moore to begin the volunteer application process: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 323-606-5259
As I wrap my arms around myself so that the children can mimic this feeling of being accepted and embraced, I repeat, "You are forgiven!"  I lean down and whisper, "You are forgiven," poking a young two-year old on his nose.  He looks at me startled.  What just happened, his bright eyes wonder, and a teacher says to him, "She poked you in the nose!"  He laughs and rubs his nose.  I'm not sure they understand forgiveness, but I feel the depth of the seed being planted in this moment of teaching.  I look at the children and I'm relieved that they are not weighed down by shame or burden, but free and innocent.  They don't know exactly what it means to be forgiven, but maybe one day, they'll remember to hug themselves with God's forgiveness and embrace.  In the meantime, I'm more than happy to learn from these young ones that I am also forgiven and able to jump and play undefiled and undefined by sin, but utterly innocent in the Lord's eyes as His child.
   – Grace Kim, member and new volunteer

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