From Linda Smith-
Mark ch9. V. 37 Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My name welcomes Me.
Friday saw the last of our Stepping Stones toddlers group at Hope Hall for the summer holidays. We have had a great year. Many of the mothers who came to our group when we first started are now back with baby number two. It has been lovely to re-establish the contact or to build relationship with the new mothers who come along.
On average we have 25 mothers (or dads and grannies) who come along each week with either one or two toddlers. After snack time we all come together in a group and sing some songs. It is heart warming to hear these little ones singing out 'Wide, wide as the Ocean' (our theme song) and doing the actions.
4 of the little ones were leaving us and going to school or morning nursery after the holidays. They were each presented with a bible and we finished off our session with a short bible story.
Over the years we have seen blessing in the salvation of one of the mothers and a local family joining us in fellowship here as a result of the work of toddlers. Our prayer is that the Lord will continue to bless and that the people would see Christ in us and seek a relationship with Him for themselves.