Sunday, August 12, 2007
I am so blessed! I have so many wonderful extended family members. Yesterday, was my little cousin, John David's birthday party! He turned 5 years old! Now, that is an exciting time when you turn five! It was also just fun to be with some of my great family. Here I am with cousin Kendra, and Aunt Renee.
Wow! What a week this has been!! We had Vacation Bible School at the church I attend on Sunday Mornings, the South Park Church of God (Holiness). It was a great week! All together, we had 37 different children come. We averaged 25 each night. We had the Wordless Book for one of the teaching times. The children learned about the gold page which tells of heaven and the black page which tells us about sin and so forth. Our theme was Digging for Treasure. We had object lessons based on Bible stories that were in some way related to coins or treasure. The best one was about the Pearl of Great Price. We had a contest between the "Miners" and "Prospectors" to see who could collect the most money to buy a bicycle for the mission work in Myanmar. We ended up with more than enough to buy the bike!
One of the most exciting things was this: Two of the children who came are also catholic. Their mother, Lori, came every night and helped with crafts. On the second night, she came back and wanted to know what the Book of Life was all about as it was part of the first night of teaching about Heaven and how we must have our names in the Lamb's Book of Life if we are going to heaven. She went home and had asked her husband what it was all about. He has a church background, but did not know. So, a couple of people were able to get a Bible and show her in the book of Revelation where this was. She was told that it's where our names must be in order to go to heaven. So, she sat down and read from the Bible about it. So, you never know what is going through people's heads. God can work even through a children's VBS to reach adults. The picture above is of me and part of my group. We were the emerald group. Emerald was from the Wordless Book which talked about growing in Christ.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Welcome, everyone! This is now a place where I can write and post about what is happening in my life. Please feel free to read and comment. Let me hear from you!
Believe it or not, Summer is nearly over...that's kindav sad. It's one of the best times of the year in my opinion.
I just returned home Tuesday evening from Kansas State Holiness Camp which is held each year on the campus of Central Christian College in McPherson, Kansas. It is always such a nice time. All of the buildings are air conditioned! Meals are only $1.00 each and the fellowship is priceless!! We were privileged this year to hear Bible teaching by Joe Smith from Shelbyville, IN. I went to God's Bible School with two of his sisters, Marianne and Elisabeth. We were also able to hear Bro. James Keaton preach and Bro. Ken Thompson. I get to see people there that I don't normally see any other time of the year.
Well, post a comment if you like...until next time...