“And a Little Child shall lead them.“ – Isaiah 11:6

Mission statement “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of God.”  Matthew 19:14

Our youngest member of our children’s bible study group is Hunter Isom.

Hunter has been coming to church with his grandmother since he was a baby and even then he loved church.  He loved the music, he loved the lights, the stained glass windows and he even loved the preaching.  He thought that Pastor Richard was talking to him.

As he got older we welcomed Pastor Mark and Hunter still loved church, he did study Pastor Mark and I think maybe he wondered what had happened to him.  But Pastor Mark soon made friends and asked his Grandmother Becky if he would like to come up at Children’s time.  She thought he was too little but as he got older she decided to give him a try.  

Hunter went up with the other children and felt right at home.  He did great and when Pastor Mark gave him a chocolate, well that just made it better.

But last Sunday we didn’t have any children except Hunter and Pastor Mark just brought him down a piece of chocolate.

After the service, Pastor Mark went back to greet at the Center Street door.  Hunter went up to the altar step and sat down.  Lots of members came by and talked to him and he loved it.  But he was waiting for his sermon.  Mark came by and didn’t notice so Hunter got up, went up to him and tugged on his robe.  Reverend Farmer said “Mark he wants you to sit down”.  Pastor Mark looked down and took Hunter’s hand.  They sat on the altar step together.   Hunter scooted close to Pastor Mark and had church.

Maybe we should add to our mission verse:

“And a Little Child shall lead them.“ Isaiah 11:6


by Ruth Sizemore

Co-Chair of the Children’s Ministry Team 

October 2018