God powerfully impressed upon me back in the mid 1990’s to engage in the lives of children, not just my own. After a couple of attempts to begin a ministry for children and teens, the desire continued. With every ministry idea my heavenly Father brought to mind, my earthly husband suggested I come up with a plan. You see, my husband is a businessman. He believed in the ideas. His “all business” personality always encouraged me to design the entire ministry from start to finish. “Really, Steve?” I thought? You mean I have to have a plan, a business model, and money? I just desired to serve the Lord with kids being the recipients of our service. Each time I began the process he requested, I came to the conclusion that the ministry would be overwhelming for our already overwhelmed family. I look back on the specifics of each ministry idea and realize that God was totally preparing me for this Curbside Ministry. The similarities are incredible!
Steve and I have 5 children of our own. Because of our own parenting decisions, good and bad, we recognize the need for establishing relationships built on love and truth. We have always wanted to show and teach our children how to love Jesus and love others. We struggled with teaching them how to serve. We allowed their individual extra-curricular activities to create conflicts. For the last 10 years, Steve and I have entertained hundreds of kids in our home. We have welcomed ALL kids from ALL walks of life. We LOVE kids! We are fascinated with, confused by, concerned for, and blessed by kids! Our goal throughout these past several years has been to Show Love and Share Truth with any and all we come in contact with.