Messy Church: Perseverance pays off Perseverance really does pay off, as this story from Messy Church shows: One Saturday I was at Messy Church. I’ve only been a handful of times but there was something very different to the other times that I have been. All of the children joined in when it came to the worship and message part even the prayer activity. This was unusual as normally there’s two children in particular who never liked to join in at all and just sat with the grow ups they came with all the time. Also a couple of the children informed me that they have downloaded some of the songs that are done at Messy Church and the parents said they listen to them all the time and dance around in their rooms at home. So Sue’s perseverance and the team that do it all the time has really started pay off.