When LaRonda Koffi felt the Lord’s leading to write children’s picture books she established her own publishing company, Jesus Loves Me Books. God Has a Purpose for Me is the first title printed by Koffi, but it seems she may have plans to develop an entire series of similar titles to encourage young children in the Lord.
Aya is a bright-eyed little girl who loves her God and her family. Aya is a character that most young Christian girls can relate to. She goes to church each week with her family, enjoys visiting with her friends and participates eagerly in Sunday School activities. One week at church she hears a sermon that creates lingering confusion. The topic? How to Fulfill God’s Purpose in Your Life.
Koffi interjects some sweet, pure humour into the story as little Aya attempts to decipher the words the pastor used during his sermon. “Pur-pose. Is that when a man asks a woman to be his wife?” Our entire family was delighted by Aya’s earnest attempts to understand. God Has a Purpose for Me is written for 4–7 year olds, and Aya would appear to be within this age range – full of curiosity, eager to learn and easily confused.
Aya looks to various family members for clarification on this important issue. After she tries making God happy through her actions wearing pretty clothes and making a joyful noise for the Lord she finds herself exhausted. Looking for guidance once again, she discovers that God would have her glorify Him through every thing she does, whether big or small. Armed with the peace of mind this knowledge brings, Aya strives to bring God glory in all of her actions. Aya’s life illustrates practical ways to glorify God through everyday situations, providing children with a character that they can emulate.