Posted by Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and PIP co-leader with Jen Colver
How does it feel to be known and loved?
I began attending PIP ten years ago when my oldest was 10 and my youngest was beginning kindergarten. I was looking for community and joining a prayer group seemed like a good place to start. I was a “young mom”, new to the school and was instantly in awe of the prayer leader, Chris Kredit, who had kids in HIGH SCHOOL!
Chris brought a mature faith and great organization skills that still structures PIP. She made my stepping up as a leader easy six years ago, as she left SCS upon the graduation of her youngest child. “Thank you, Chris!”
From the start, it has always been my intention to let the Holy Spirit lead (God’s work is always better than my own efforts). “Lord, you bring all the parents to prayer who can come”. “Lord, please make this a welcoming and safe place.” I am well aware of my limitations: “Lord, Help!”.
Parents In Prayer is a special place because we are a community of people who love Jesus! A community goes beyond knowing a person’s name; it’s about knowing a person’s heart. Our kids are on all of our hearts; these amazing and oh-so-challenging children! Our kids connect us to the bigger SCS community of teachers, classes, school needs; and oh-how-we-pray! Yes, we have probably prayed for your child who is in so-in-so’s class!
Prayer points us to Jesus, and we are reminded once again that when we are weak He is strong. Sometimes in quietness; sometimes in a flow of tears, we remind one another that God is steadfast and His mercies never come to an end.
I love my PIP community! It is in this imperfect but wonderfully supportive place of prayer I’m grateful to be known and loved in return.
If your schedule will allow you to visit/join PIP, then please come on Friday mornings, 8:30-9:30 at the church (First CRC) across the parking lot. All are welcome - moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles! Come and expect to be embraced!