This was a cheer that I remember from my school days. I thought of it this morning while preparing for my Kid’s Klub lesson. Kid’s Klub is an after school program that our church does for the public school. We meet once a week and have a lesson, game time, songs, and a snack. It is a great opportunity to share Christ and what He has done in our lives with young kids.
This week I will start a three part lesson of the life of Anthony T. Rossi – the man who was born in Italy and came to America when he was just 21 years old. He knew how to say “please”, “yes”, “no”, and “I’m hungry”. He had just $30. in his pocket. He had a job and place to live his first day in America and before long began frequenting a library to read and learn. That is where Tony first read about Jesus and he understood that Jesus had died for him and this gave Tony a burning desire to read the Bible. Soon Tony had given his life to God and his story is amazing. I cannot wait to tell the kids the story.
Over and over in Tony’s life he came up against problems and questions. Each time he would pray and ask for God to give him clear direction. As Tony lived to please God and follow His direction, God prospered Tony and gave him ideas. Tony was a prosperous businessman and inventor and entrepreneur. He became known as “The Orange Juice King”. He used his blessings to bless the lives of others and shared his wealth starting a mission, a tape ministry and a retirement village for missionaries.
I am praying for the kids to hear about how God loves them and has a plan for their lives. I am praying that he will insight each of us with a divine excitement to serve Him with all our hearts. I am praying that these boys and girls will give God their hearts and lives and that they will be changed forever as only He can do.
If you are a child of God, pray with me as we meet each Tuesday. Thanks.