Hip-hip-hip-hippopotamus

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Amy leading music for the JAM JellybeansI absolutely LOVE working with children and I also love music.  So what could be better than combining these two things in one wonderful ministry?

For the past two years now, I have been able to serve as the Music Director for the four and five year old JAM Jellybean Class - a Bible club for the younger children.  Every week I prepare fun Bible songs for them to sing and then lead them in "song time" for twenty minutes.  We sing anything from the Hippopotamus song, to the B-I-B-L-E and enjoy singing about God's love for us.

This ministry has not only given me a chance to do two things I love, but it has also stretched me and taught me new things.  Through leading music, I have had to improve my accompanying skills (as I play the piano and sing at the same time) and helped me feel comfortable singing and playing in front of people.

Some of the JAM Jellybeans doing the motions to the songsPerhaps the most rewarding part of working with the little JAM Jellybeans is hearing them sing "Jesus Loves Me."  Every week we end with this song and it is so wonderful to see them loudly (and perhaps a little off key) sing that Jesus loves them!  I hope that the messages in these songs will stay with these little ones for the rest of their lives and I am so excited to see them learn more about God and His love for them!

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