By Ciara Alexander, OSU Masters of Social Work Intern 2014
I didn’t realize I was saying something so meaningful. I didn’t think it to be out-of-the ordinary, and I certainly didn’t anticipate the delight it elicited. Even so, it happened: I saw a familiar face at Kids Club, and I greeted her… by name. A sheepish whisper, “Momma, she knows my name!” stopped me dead in my tracks.
I was humbled to see a child find such delight that I simply knew her name. It’s a small gesture, but its power is impressive, as our names can encompass our identities, acknowledgements, reputations and senses of belonging. At Kids Club, the children love to hear their names—to know they’re in a place of belonging and acceptance, and it is our privilege to foster that atmosphere.
At SON Ministries, we see the DIVINE in each person; each has a purpose and a voice.
Would you join us as we create a place of belonging for the children of Kids Club?
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1(b)