A Letter from Earnest
You may have noticed that you’ve been receiving the newsletter on a monthly basis. We’ve made it smaller, and a wonderful group of ladies from Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Center have been doing the bulk mailing for us to try to help us cut expenses on our newsletter.
I thought I would ask you if you have questions concerning at-risk children. If you have specific questions and will submit them to us, we will try to address them from a Biblical
perspective. It may be helpful to some of you as you as parents or grandparents. I am constantly amazed at the issues that children are confronted with in this day and age.
For many years as I watched as parents made their children their priority. They put tremendous energy into raising their kids. Today, however, many well-intending parents feel their children are more of a drain than an asset. Some even think that the public schools and social services should help them raise their children. Well, they are wrong, and current trends prove they are wrong. Children need their parents to invest in them. They need basic necessities of life: food, clothing, shelter and safety, but children also need to be parented. Providing the basic necessities without structure, discipline and love ultimately leaves a child bankrupt.
When many people bring their children to us they ask us to help fix their child. I find myself frequently thinking that the child would be fixed if the parent was fixed. It is sad but true. A lot of what is wrong with our children has to do with what we are
failing to do as parents. Please pray for our children and also pray that we will be better parents who seek Christ first.