Pastor Henson constantly asked his Children’s Church Leader to become ordained and each time the answer was the same--“I don’t need papers to lead worship.” After years of pushing the issue the Pastor finally relented, but then it happened.
It was late on a Saturday evening as the Pastor was doing his final prep work for his next day’s message when the phone rang. On the other end was his Children’s Church Leader sounding audibly upset. When Pastor calmed her down, she informed Pastor Henson that she needed Ordination Credentials, to which Pastor agreed to ordain her the next day.
It was then that his Children’s Church Leader became adamant, declaring that she needed them now. When Pastor asked why, she relayed this heartbreaking story:
My best friend has been rushed to the hospital and she is not ready to meet God. I was called to the hospital to speak to her about her soul, but I was stopped at the ICU nurses station. Since it was not visiting hours the nurse asked me if I was an ordained Minister. Pastor I lied and told them I was, but then the nurse asked to see my ordination card. Pastor if I don’t get credentials now, my friend may die and go to hell.