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Friday, August 10, 2012

Inactives

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Please comment, I would love to know how you help inactives, whether large or small.... thanks!!

The last little while I have been thinking a lot of about the kids in my class that are inactive. * I have 8 that come on a pretty regular basis but if I had the inactives come I'd be almost close to 20 maybe just shy of that* I've been thinking of a way to not be too pushy but also to let them know that I'm thinking of them and missed them. Some of them I don't even know (would that be too forward to just go to their house and meet them?), but I still feel it's important to let them know who I am and what I'm doing. What do you think?

Any input would be appreciated because I'm still baffled but I am going to give this a try and see how it goes.

I made up a "newsletter" if that's what you want to call it. Basically the recap from the lesson and the challenge for the week. And a huge thank you to those that gave their input on Facebook about the inactives!! What I'm going to do is include an activity maybe coloring or a wordsearch, something fun, for 3 weeks I'll just mail it with the number card included each time (let's face it, one will not be enough). And then for 4th or 5th week I'll go visit.
Does that seem reasonable? Or would that be too much?

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  1. What are the ages? Do their familes come? First thing would be to meet them. No its not pushy to go their home. Ask the active kids about the inactive kids.What do they know about them? Pray Pray and pray then act on your promptings. I work on sundays as a nurse and my husband doesn't go to church. My daughter use to ride with her freind to church each sunday. When my daughter was 7 yr old her friend moved. I didn't know who to ask to take her to church. since My daughter would be attending church without any family or friends I wanted to make sure whoever took her really loved her and wasn't just giving her a ride. After much prayer I asked my daughter who she wanted to go with. She named a lady in our church that I didn't know very well. she was in the RS pres. and was really busy. She also had never had children of her own and she attended church by herself. I was very nervous when I called to ask her if she would take my 7 yr old to church. This lady has been an answer to prayer. She spent time talking to my daughter and getting to know her. She asked her about her classes on the drive home,she remembers bithdays and holidays and has loved my daughter. My daughter is now 15 years old and still rides with her to church. No one wants just a ride to church then feel alone once they are there. Think how you would want your child treated. What would make them feel loved. Thats how god wants his children treated. Let the spirit guide you to their needs. He will help you if you pray and act on his promptings.After all they are his children and he loves them!

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