FBKidsA few weeks ago I connected with some kids in my first post as a kids pastor. I was there from 1997 to late 2000. Here’s the conversation they had on each other’s wall after one of them found me on facebook. I left that church almost ten years ago and these two kids are now in college. Freaky.

It’s a reminder of one of the legacies I left at this church as a 23 year old. On my last Sunday I gave a gift to all my elementary kids, about 40 of them. I had just gotten a new CD with a CD burner and made each one of the kids a personal CD. I really wish I still had a copy of it, if I did I’d post it on the blog here, although that would be super embarrassing. The CD was a random assortment of songs we sang in kids church as well as random funny things I did on the CD. In the end, I did a personal track on every CD where I talked about the child I was giving that CD to and where I prayed for them. I burned all 40 CD’s and printed custom CD labels. It was so 2000.

The funny thing is that as I connected with some of these kids many years later, one of the first things they mention is the CD. Even some friends of mine visited the family of one of these kids many years after I left and in their room that child was playing my CD. Ten years ago I was a lot crazier, goofier with a different perspective than I have now, but there were some things I did really, really well. Loving that group of 40 kids will always be one of my crowning achievements in life.