I would like to take my space in this issue to thank those gentleman of the church who serve in Critterland. These gentleman, Bruce Mattingly, Alan Clem, Mark Isenhour, Larry Bugg, Lucas Tipton, Jeff Roberts, and my high school guys have made such a difference in the lives of our little ones. We have one little child in particular that is only happy in the nursery when one of our gentlemen volunteers holds him! They are not only a comfort to the children, they also show up and become a great role model for the kids. Preschool children respond wonderfully to male influence when being taught, and it gives them a different perspective on things when they are more used to their female teachers and helpers. I am so grateful for your willingness to serve, and hope that your example will lead more of the males in the congregation to think about an active role in the children’s ministries!