Josh Apple's Youth and Children's Page: August
It Takes A Village
Most of us have heard the old African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Raising a child is hard, especially since children don’t come with instruction manuals. Advice and council from those who have walked the path of parenthood is helpful and invaluable. Having other adult eyes on your children so you can work, clean, or relax is reassuring. Every parent needs help when it comes to raising children!
It’s sad to say that many parents don’t have the help they need with their children. The idea and concept of “community” has changed. Even though we have the world at our fingertips through technology, many folks today don’t know their next-door- neighbors. Our society is growing more and more isolated.
There are a lot of parents right around Park Place Baptist who could use some help in raising their children. They have been trying their best to get through to their children, but it’s like the children have become immune to their parents’ voices. These parents need someone to partner with them in pointing their children in the right direction.
Park Place Baptist, we have an opportunity to REACH OUT to parents and children around us. On Sunday, August 19th, Cathy Davis will be joining us for our worship service. She is the Student Support Specialist of Thomasville Middle School with Communities in Schools. Cathy contacted me and asked if Park Place would be willing to partner with Communities in Schools in hopes of reaching young people and making an impact on their lives. Cathy will share how we can get involved and help shape the young people of Thomasville.
I ask that you be in prayer leading up to August 19th about how you can get involved and partner with Communities in Schools. Ask God to show you how you can impact the life of a student. Be open to building a relationship with a young person and sharing the love of Christ with that young man or woman. Let’s be the village that so many parents need to help raise their child!
In Christ’s Love,