Children are a welcome addition at Kimberling City!

Last November the Kimberling City, Missouri, church held an unheard-of (for them) party — a baby shower! A family from the Los Angeles area moved to Branson last summer and their daughter, Alice, has been attending the primary Sabbath school class. The shower was for her baby sister, Hazel, who arrived safely on Dec. 19. Although the number of active members at Kimberling City is very small, there were 20 who attended the shower, including friends of the “mother-to-be” who came from the Branson area.      

Also, last summer, the Kimberling City church warmly welcomed their new pastor, Robert LaCelle, and his family. Pastor Robert and Esther have two young sons, Philip (almost 4) and Jared (1 1/2). The church has been praying for the Holy Spirit to help their church grow, however He saw fit. Not only did God send four children to them (they had none), but He also sent two very capable, child-nurturing ladies to lead out in the children’s Sabbath school classes. The Kimberling City Church currently has three kindergarten students and one lovely primary student.

The “Little Church with a Big Heart” always welcomes young and old alike to worship with them.

Carolyn Sowards is the communication leader for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kimberling City, MO.