(Taylor, Evan, Ryan, Brittany and Miranda)

Let me tell you about 5 kids I’m really proud of. These five Childress kids are all headed to do mission work for the next 2 years. These 5 kids have committed to give the next two years totally to God. They will be going through the AIM (Adventures In Missions) program in Lubbock, Texas. They’ll spend the first 8 months in Lubbock in Bible classes, and then they’ll be heading all over the world to do mission work. I love the fact that they want to live out their faith and that the Childress church and others have said, “If you want to go, we’ll make sure you get there!” These 5 have all got out and raised their support and are ready to go. They have been blessed by churches, family and friends who have agreed to help support them financially in this. I’m proud of our Childress 5.

I’m trying to encourage all five to start blogs. Two of them have so if you want to drop them a note of encouragement or keep up with where they are going and what they are doing, you can find these two: Evan Williams and Taylor Morgan.

Another cool thing is that Taylor and the other two boys are planning on doing full-time ministry once they’ve finished AIM. I’ve always been uncomfortable about pushing my sons into full-time ministry. I’ve always wanted it to be their decision, telling them that I didn’t expect them to follow me only Jesus.

This Saturday morning we’ll take these kids to Lubbock to move them into their new apartments. I knew this time would come. It’s tough letting your first one go, but I’m excited about Taylor. The last 18 years have gone so fast. Just the other day I was the nervous father in the delivery room when he was born, now I’m the nervous father sending him out into the world. Where have the past 18 years gone?

I’m realizing now that the years, months, days and minutes are SO important with each child. We don’t have them very long – value and cherish them while you can.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Timbra says:

    posted four hours ago and no comments yet? i’m proud of these kids too, even if i don’t know most of them and i only know one a little tiny bit. i’m so thankful for you and lea as parents and what an awesome job you guys are doing with your kids. . . and how important you make them and one another in your lives. your lives are such a testament to the fact that not all preacher kids go astray (we see too many preacher families go to the wayside in the name of “ministry.”) Thank you for your faith in sending your “little boy” out into the world and also in instilling in him a love for God and for the lost. . . you rock trey!!!! By the way, i teared up, thinking about how fast these days are already passing us by with our little one :)

  2. Stoogelover says:

    Two entirely different kinds of delivery rooms, almost the same emotions! I don’t even know those kids, but I’m so proud of them. One week after our daughter graduated from college, she left for a month long mission trip to Ukraine and continues to lead a monthly trip down to Mexico where they are providing the labor to build a medical clinic. They also hold mini-VBSes for the children down there. We did something right, didn’t we?!

  3. blogprophet says:

    awesome, i am proud of them, too.

  4. Matt says:

    Trey thank you for posting this today If ANY of them need ANYTHING let me know. I would love to help.I am so proud.

  5. Stephanie says:

    that is really exciting…I admire the kids…but I also admire you and your church for the encouragement and support…Y’all are doing great things…steph

  6. Anonymous says:

    I feel your pain and your pride. I know how important you’ve been in their lives (all the moms and dads,too). As a Grandmother to one of them, he couldn’t be a better boy. I’ve always loved him so, in a special way. My thoughts have been on him all week. May God bless him and watch over him is my prayer. Love, gmj

  7. nb says:

    Way to go!

  8. cwinwc says:

    Way to go Childress 5! We’ve sent 4 kids to AIM over the past couple of years and our Youth Guy is a former “AIM-er.” It says something about your church and their parents when they want to do ministry, even full time ministry. Be proud Dad.

  9. Jeanne M. says:

    This has to be a really proud time for you and Lea, even though it is sad for parents to see their children grown and out of the house. At least you will be able to see Taylor once in awhile during the 8 months of training, even though you may not do so after he goes somewhere in the world. Glad you didn’t push, but allowed him to make his own decision. It was tough for us to leave our daughter at LCC when we lived in Massachusetts, knowing there would be few times we could be together. Only the Lord knew that the next year we would all be in Lubbock together for two years.

    Hang in there.

  10. johndobbs says:

    I’m so excited for these five…it is awesome in every way … and I’m so glad they’ll be blogging. I’ll be reading.

    What a privilege to send your son out into the world and watch him mature into not only manhood but also servanthood in the Kingdom. And you know what? I am enjoying watching that journey as well.

    Love to you all!

  11. roadtripray says:

    What an awesome witness your church is by equipping these young folks to go out and serve! I serve a church where $0.00 has been spent so far this year from the youth budget because they haven’t done anything with or for the youth. Seeing what God has done through your church is encouraging me as I challenge our church to reach out to the youth in our area so they might know Christ.


  12. Jeanne M. says:

    I hope and pray all went well with Taylor’s transition/move, along with the others. God be with them and give them the courage they will need especially the next two years.

  13. Anonymous says:

    We’ll do our best to take care of them

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