Pastor Sarah Gardner came to America many decades ago. When she arrived, she was newly married, soon had three children and a mother-in-law to care for in a small two-bedroom apartment. All of the freedom she thought she would experience in America would soon become to her just a dream like it was in the “old country” of Italy. One day, a successful property owner saw that Pastor Sarah had a beautiful gift – the ability to communicate with people. She saw how that gift could be an asset to her in communicating with the tenants of the apartments she owned in Windsor and so she asked Pastor Sarah if she would come to work for her. Desperate to change her situation and discover “real” freedom, Pastor Sarah eagerly accepted.
Pastor Sarah worked diligently, thoroughly, and persevered through challenges. Her tenacious spirit prompted the property owner to offer her an opportunity to be a partner on the purchase of a new property to help Pastor Sarah get started in business for herself. Instead, Pastor Sarah found a way to purchase the property herself and it was the first of many successful purchases that have given her the financial freedom and made her the success that she is today. But the success wasn’t just financial, along the way; she came to develop a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This personal relationship with Jesus caused her to see that God wants good things for all His people and salvation was only part of the benefit. He desires that we should have “abundant life” according to John 10:10.
Pastor Sarah began to realize that there was limited teaching in this area that would show people in a practical way how to live out the Word and apply its time-tested principals to every situation in our lives. It was then that the Lord told Pastor Sarah that she needed to start a church. Not just any church, but Pastor Sarah was given the charge to “Equip the saints (every believer)” according to Ephesians 4:11-12. This “equipping of the saints” encompasses; recognizes and develops the inherent talents and treasures given to each and every person, equips each person with the Word of God and daily practical steps that will draw them closer in their own personal relationship with our Lord.
Giggle Gang Daycare & Preschool is not just a babysitting service, but a center which is truly helping children develop according to the Word of God and equipping them with the tools they will need to be successful according to the Word of God.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it.”
There is no amount of money or talent alone that can guarantee success for any child, but the Word of God never fails. Isn’t that good news!