What is First Blessing?

by Rae Peschel
What is First Blessing?  In 2015, Pastor John, Glenn Lackey, and Kellee Parish brought First Blessing to our church.  I had no idea what it was, other than giving new shoes to children. 
The Saturday for First Blessing finally arrived. I walked into the Family Life Center and there was  excitement in the air.  The committee chairmen had their committees ready to their assigned jobs. Tables were set and servers were ready. The kitchen was a busy place with the food preparation. The Chapel was full of boxes of shoes. 
Before the doors were opened to the families that were invited, Pastor John had us stand in a large prayer circle around the Family Life Center. That circle included every age from children to senior adults.  I looked around at all the people who had woke up early on a Saturday morning ready to share the love of Jesus. 
First Blessing is so much more than a new pair of shoes and breakfast.  First Blessing is sharing the plan of salvation with people who might have  never stepped into our church otherwise.
Last year we gave out over 300 pairs of shoes.  We had over 150 people  volunteering to make this possible.  First Blessing is a chance to do missions right here in our church for the Kerrville area children!