Sept 5, 2014 was a day of mixed emotions as it was the last day that Laura Diehl served as our beloved SSCM Administrator since 2010. She wrote: ” I have been honored to serve the students of this school for the last four and a half years. May God continue to richly bless you all as we continue to serve the children of His Kingdom together.”
I wish to express my personal heartfelt thanks to Laura for the many years of faithful dedication and devotion she has given to Kids in Ministry, and to me as her mentor and friend. Laura and I have worked very closely together over the years, especially when she volunteered to take the responsibilities that came with overseeing the School of Supernatural Children’s Ministry. Laura was also the director of KIMI Wisconsin and established a network of leaders and PowerClubs in Uganda.
In Laura’s own words:
“I have been so very blessed and honored to mentor under Becky Fischer and to be a part of Kids in Ministry International since the first day I was trained to be a KIMI Missionary Representative in November of 2004. At that time you didn’t know what to do with any of us! That was the day God started me on the path to my destiny of sending me to children in the nations.
I thought this would be the avenue God would use me in for the rest of my life in order to fulfill this calling He gave me. But as I told Becky on August 5th, God surprised me by telling me and confirming in multiple ways that being under her leadership was a season in my life, and it is now time for me to move out from under KIMI, and go the direction He is sending me in my own personal ministry.”
Laura will be Greatly Missed
Laura has been with us from the beginning. She’s a part of the spiritual “furniture” of KIMI. But I have known in my heart that if I did my job right, we would be a launching pad for a number of leaders and that not all will stay. There are others God will eventually call out as well. That is one of the ways we will spread this vision all over the world!
I remember what it was like when I realized I could no longer be satisfied with being a children’s pastor because the vision in my heart was “too big for the house (local church)”. This is really as much of a time to rejoice as it is to mourn, because Laura will be taking a piece of us with her. I know beyond a doubt that whatever she does she will be helping to “redefine children’s ministry in the 21st century!
We love you, Laura!
You can reach Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.