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Vacation Bible School

Last week I had my first experience with Vacation Bible School. The church I went to growing up didn’t do VBS they did a Kid’s Crusade. We had a blast! It was alot of work and we were exhausted at the end of it all but it was worth it! We averaged about 70 kids every night and there were 110 different kids that came at least one night. This is great considering we are not a large church. It was exciting to see the the kids getting excited about God. They got to see adults being crazy and having fun and then being serious when we needed to be about salvation and living for God. We showed them that being a Christian doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. I think some of us had more fun than the kids did! It was exciting to see new Christians in our church getting involved and being apart of these kid’s lives. On Sunday night we did a finale and we had a good number of parents and grandparents that came with their kids who do not go to our church. This was a great evangelism tool. I am so blessed to be able to be apart of something like this. We may never know the impact that this may have had on children and if only one child was brought into the Kingdom of God then all that was worth it! We laughed, we cried, we danced, we worshiped, we prayed and we gave all the glory to God for the work that He did through us!

The Nutty ProfessorsWinners of our Wacky hair contest


Never Let Go

Sunday night I had a rare night home from church and decided to watch a movie. I watched The Guardian with Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner. It was a really good movie. I do not want to give away the plot of the movie but at the end, the Senior Chief dies and they never found his body. The very end of this movie really caught my attention. Here is what is said, “There is a legend of a man who lives beneath the sea. He is a fisher of men. The last hope for all those who have been left behind.” I sat there stunned for a moment. Would somebody say that about us? Are we as focused on saving those who are drowning in the sea of sin and despair, like those Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers are about saving those who are drowning. They may not save them all and we may save all those we come in contact with, but have we tried? Have we given it our best try? I was challenged to focus more on being a witness to those around me. The closing song of this movie was “Never Let Go” by Bryan Adams

Can you lay your life down, so a stranger can live?
Can you take what you need, but take less than you give?
Could you close every day, without the glory and fame?
Could you hold your head high, when no one knows your name?
That’s how legends are made, at least that’s what they say.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Can you lose everything, you ever had planned?
Can you sit down again, and play another hand?
Could you risk everything, for the chance of being alone?
Under pressure find the grace, or would you come undone?
That’s how legends are made, at least that’s what they say?

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, cause you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go

Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

We say goodbye, but never let go.
We live, we die, ‘but you can’t save every soul.
Gotta take every chance to, show that you’re the kinda man who;
Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Will never look back, never look down,
and never let go.

Never let go, Never let go, Never let go


Little Brother Goes To Thailand

My brother left on Monday to go to Thailand on a missions trip with his church. When I was up there visiting last weekend, he was really excited about the opportunity even though he would miss his wife and kids. I think this is a great  opportunity for him and I hope that someday, I will have the opportunity to go on a missions trip somewhere. When we were growing up, our church did not put alot of emphasis on missions and never had the opportunity to do it before.

Please pray for Brian and his group while they are there that God will open doors that have previously been shut. They will be witnessing to people who may not have ever heard the Gospel before. Pray that the seed that will be planted will fall on fertile soil and that the missionaries there will be able to water and to hopefully sow the seed. Also,pray that God will protect their hearts and their minds while they are over there. I am sure the spiritual warfare is strong right now. Anyway, just wanted to brag on my brother a bit and let everybody know what he is up too.Brian in ThailandBrian in Malaysia Airport