SUMMER CAMP 2016 RECAP FOR ADULTS (PART 3)

Note: This is the third in a five part series on devotionals for adults from CentriKid camps. See part one for more information.

 

STATION 3: Peace Through Trusting God’s Purpose

Grab a sheet of paper and write out some of the labels of responsibility you have in life. (Ex. kids minister, mom, boss, pastor, brother, child of God, etc.)

 

Looking at each of the titles that you carry on a daily basis, do you consider yourself to have peace about where you are in life?

Think back to a few years ago. Were any of these titles part of your goals and dreams?

Many books, sermons, and discussions have taken place around “finding the purpose for your life” and finding “God’s calling for your life.” While these are meant to be motivational, we often end up stressed about our current circumstances and our future callings. Our God promises us that He will never leave or forsake us. He can provide peace about the purpose for your life.

Read the following passages:

Proverbs 16:9, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 26:3, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 85:8

Some of you are here right now questioning about whether or not you are where you are supposed to be. It is not a bad thing to question where God has you right now, but you must ultimately trust His plan above all else. If you want to have absolutely peace about your life’s calling, you must first have absolutely trust in God’s purpose.

Take some time to pray about where God is leading you in your current situation in life, both personally and professionally or maybe even at school. He may be calling you to make a change, or He could be calling you to stay right where you are. He alone can reveal His purpose and provide the peace to make a decision.

After you pray, write down a few thoughts or phrases related to your goals and where you feel that God is leading you right now on the sheet of paper you used earlier. Now the challenge is to cut a hole big enough in the paper to fit yourself through.

Is there any way? This is like our life when we try to force things or plans that are not aligned with God’s purpose. They just don’t fit!

Now, try cutting the paper like this. We must trust God to mold us and change us so that our thoughts and goals match with His. When we are trusting God’s purpose, we can have the peace that we will always be right where God wants us to be.

SUMMER CAMP 2016 RECAP FOR ADULTS (PART 2)

Note: This is the second in a five part series on devotionals for adults from CentriKid camps. See part one for more information.

STATION 2:  Peace Through God’s Word

Where do you find “the truth?” Do you find truth in what your peers say about you, with what you read on social media, or possibly even your own thoughts? Each day, we are faced with hundreds of statements and beliefs all claiming to be the truth.

With so many different distractors clawing for your attention, the truth could be difficult to discern. As a follower of Christ and child of God, you must always seek to find peace in the unchanging Word of God.  It is vital that we set apart time to read, meditate on, and internalize God’s Word to learn more about what He wants to teach us in order to find the truth each day.

Read the following passages:

Psalm 119:105, Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:162

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Let us imagine that the pictures of soil above are symbols of a life full of the Word of God, and a life absent of the truth of God’s Word.  Some pictures show us what it is like our lives when we set our focus in finding truth in infallible Word of God. The pictures with dry sand is like our lives when we allow the things of this world to fill our lives with stress, filth, and lies.

James 1:21 says, “Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.”

Imagine a seed. Ask yourself in which soil you desire to have your life rooted. Do you want your life to be planted in the enriching life-giving soil of being rooted in God’s Word, or in dry, barren soil absent of the ultimate truth of God?  Which picture represents where you’re at and where you want to be?

Pray and ask God to give you the desire and opportunity to daily read His Word, meditate on His Word, and internalize His Word.

Summer Camp 2016 Recap for Adults (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago, our kids attended CentriKid summer camp, and it was a blast! You can see pictures and a recap of what we did in my previous blog post. Each day, we discovered more about the unseen power of the armor of God and learned how we can be bold with our visible faith.

Like last year, I wanted to share with you some of what we covered in our adult gatherings. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting parts of devotionals from those adult gatherings we had at camp. This way, you can experience just a taste of the great Bible content CentriKid has to offer for adult believers. (Note: If you want to experience the craziness of camp, including OMC, let me know and we’ll sign you up as a chaperone for next year!)

 

STATION 1:  Peace Through Jesus

Begin by reading Romans 5:8-11.

In this passage, we see that by nature, we have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Our sin has separated us from having a relationship with God, but because of His great love for us, he proved that he loved us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross while we were still sinners. A relationship with Jesus Christ brings ultimate spiritual peace between our sinful nature and the perfect Heavenly Father. All other peace is secondary to the ultimate peace through Jesus.

Grab a sheet of paper, or open up a blank word document on your computer. Spend some time in reflection of your life by writing down as much as you can about the topics in each section.

1) What was your life like before Jesus? Where was your focus?

2) What do you remember about becoming a Christian? Do you remember how you felt?

Go ahead and answer those questions before continuing.

 

 

Ephesians 2:14a says, “For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility.”

More than likely, you have experienced tension and hostility related to your spiritual life.  Despite our shortcomings and sin, God never stopped loving us. In fact, He desires to be with us and provided peace through His son Jesus. We must continually focus on the peace that Jesus Christ has brought between our sin and the love of God.

In the story of the woman and the well, Jesus tells the woman that he is the living water.

John 4: 25-26 says, “The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (who is called Christ). When He comes, He will explain everything to us. “ I am He,” Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.”

Like the woman at the well, we often spend our life looking to the future hoping that Jesus will one day fix thing. However, Jesus has already provided ultimate peace for us through his sacrifice, and He is pursuing you right now. You don’t have to be “ready” or “spiritually mature” to experience the peace of Jesus, you just must choose to follow Him freely. Because of the saving grace of Jesus, we are not called to remain stagnant in our faith, but to rest in the peace of having a relationship with Jesus. Because of this peace, we should intentionally set our sights on a life glorifying Him each day.

With the peace of your relationship with Jesus in mind, spend some time in prayer asking God where He is directing your future. Is He leading you to step up in your faith? Is He simply asking you to focus more of your time and energy on Him?

Go ahead and spend time in prayer now.

 

After you pray, add one more question to answer to your paper or word document:

3) How would you describe your life today? Is it calm, busy, or some other descriptor? Is that a reflection of the current status of your relationship with God?

Write down your thoughts now.

 

Finally, we’ll end this part with this…Where do you sense God is leading your relationship with Him? The question is not whether or not God wants to be with you. Instead, the question is, do you want to be in the ultimate peace of Jesus’s love?

CentriKid Camp 2016

We’re back from camp! This summer, we studied the passage of Ephesians 6:10-20 and learned how the armor of God is powerful and real, although it is unseen. Using the idea of airplanes, we learned that God is with us during life’s turbulent times.

The theme of the week was called Unseen. Each day at Timber Creek, we focused on an aspect of the armor of God. The beginning of our week was designed to help campers discover and understand elements of our faith that are unseen. Mid-week we made a shift to discussing how to make our faith visible with boldness as the things of God are not meant to remain unseen.

Here’s a look at what we did:

Day 1: Unseen Strength: Campers learned that we have sinned and it is that sin in our lives that makes us weak. However, we can be made strong through Christ and the power that He gives to each of His followers.

Day 2: Unseen Truth: We know that we are strong in the Lord because of the Truth that he has shown us through His word. By looking at Jesus in the wilderness, we were able to see the power in the Gospel truth.

Day 3: Unseen Peace: As a follower of Christ, we must have Peace to know that God is always in control. Campers learned the story of Paul in jail and how even in that time he was able to share the Gospel with his jailer.

Day 4: Visible Faith: When we trust God, we obey Him with Faith. Faith is the connection between our truth and our actions. When our lives are rooted in Christ, we are able to produce strong faith.

Day 5: Visible Boldness: When the Gospel of Christ is a part of our lives, we are able to carry it with boldness to our family, friends, and anyone who we meet. We looked at how some of the disciples carried the good news of Jesus to people and the power that the message had on those people.

Thank you all who helped us get to camp, both financially and through prayers. We had a great time as you will see here!

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Act of Approach – Delight in God

Sunrise over Ullswater, Lake DIstrict, UK

The Incomprehensible but Prayer-Hearing God,

You are known, but beyond knowledge,

revealed, but unrevealed

My wants and well-being draw me closer to You,

for you have never said, “You will seek me in vain.”

To You I come in my difficulties, necessities, and distresses;

dwell within me

with a spirit of grace and satisfaction

with a prayerful attitude of mind

with access into the comfort of your fellowship,

so that in the ordinary events of life my thoughts and desire may rise to You,

And in committed devotion I may find a resource

that will soothe my sorrows,

and sanctify my successes,

and qualify me in all your ways in dealing with my fellow man.

I worship you that you have made me able to know you

 The author of all being

                Of resembling you, the perfection of all that is excellent

                Of enjoying you, who is the source of all happiness.

O God, draw near to me in every part of my difficult and trying journey

I need the same counsel, defense, and comfort that I found at the beginning.

Let my religious affections be more obvious to my mind,

and more noticeable to others.

While Jesus stands as my representative in Heaven,

may I think on him all the more on Earth,

while He pleads my cause before you,

may I show him increasing praise.

Continue to be gentle to me by the goodness of your character

and whether I am awake or asleep, let  your presence go with me

and your abundant blessing meet my needs.

You have led me on and I have found all of your promises true,

I have been filled with sorrows, but you have been my help,

I have been fearful, but you have delivered me,

I have despaired, but you have lifted me up.

Your promises are ever before me,

And I praise you, O God!

 

Adapted from Valley of Vision, p.18-19

Unfailing

There are many strange, odd, and weird occurrences in the world, some of which we as human beings will go to great lengths to accomplish ourselves.  I remember as a 12 year old at Eunice Jr. High school going with my friends to the school library during my lunch break to read. Now, before you begin to applaud my studious and noble academic pursuits, let me make a confession: We went to the library to read the Guinness Book of World Records. That is much less commendable, isn’t it? Yes it is true; we used the extra time of our lunch break to look up the strangest, weirdest, and most disgusting world records we could find. And we found a bunch.

I revisited my childhood recently by searching the Guinness World Records website to find some of the strangest and most ridiculous world records to date. Here are a few notable selections:

  • Ram Singh Chauhan’s mustache is the longest in the world, at 14 feet, officially measured in Rome, Italy, on March 4, 2010.
  • Charlotte Lee (USA) holds the world record for the largest collection of rubber ducks, numbering 5,631, as of April 10, 2011, while Ann Atkin of West Putford, England has a four-acre “Gnome Reserve”, where she has curated a collection of 2,042 garden gnomes and pixies, as of March 2011.
  • The number of most apples crushed with the bicep in one minute is 8, achieved by Linsey Lindberg of Texas.
  • In 2008, Kevin Shelley set the record for most toilet seats broken by one’s head in one minute by shattering 46 in Cologne, Germany.

These records are no doubt astonishing and undoubtedly strange (Toilet seats? Really?) Meanwhile, the rest of us are hobbling along each day just trying to eat healthier, or not to oversleep, or not fall into a hole (hey that could be a new category, “the most consecutive days NOT falling into a hole”).

Obviously these record holders are people who found something that they are “good” at, and they’ve made it a life-passion to the point that they are known as the best or the greatest or the most accomplished individual who can do something that few others can, or desire, to do. And they will be remembered as such. But they did not achieve these strange records without many failed attempts. In fact, if we took the whole of their lives in seeking to achieve such peculiar records, we would see much more failure than success. So if you thought that you had nothing in common with Ashrita Furman (USA), who holds the records for the fastest mile hopping on a pogo stick whilst juggling three balls (23 min 28sec), think again! How many times do you think Ashrita failed before achieving the record? I hopped on a pogo stick once; it didn’t go well. And I’ve also tried juggling, which was a disaster. To do such amazing things takes a lot of hard work and overcoming many failures along the way, which leads us to the point of this article. (You are probably asking “how in the world will he draw out a spiritual message from this apparent nonsense?”)

We are as followers of Christ still struggling with constant failures. Every day is filled with activity, busy-ness, work, play, family, and friends. All along the way we have inner thoughts and struggles which lead us to sin, on top of the many personal interactions we experience each day. And sometimes, perhaps many times, we fail in our attempts to live “Christianly” in those encounters. While we are not out to set any world records for “most Christian man or woman”, we know that we are also called to live our lives in such a way that others see Christ in us and glorify God as a result (Matthew 5:13-16). So what do we do when we fail? We do the same thing that world record holders do: get up, fix your eyes again on the goal, which is Christ, and take another step toward knowing him.

Your failure as a Christ follower does NOT define you, rather the unconditional grace of God and his steadfast love for you are what identify you now (1 Peter 2:9-10). I don’t consider any of the failures of my life (which are too many to count) the defining aspect of my life. Nor do I consider any achievements or noteworthy accomplishments the identifying mark of my life (Philippians 3:3-7). I cannot care about what I’ve accomplished, I must find my hope, joy, and identity in what Christ Jesus has accomplished for me (2 Corinthians 5:21). The most important fact which others much know about me is NOT what great or strange things I’ve done, but what God has worked in me through the person of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:29). Like the Apostle Paul, I must consider all things as “rubbish” (all the successes and failures of life) compared with what I have in knowing and being  known by Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:8).

So all of my failures at honoring Christ supremely and my constant shortcomings in obedience to His Word will not be my defining mark, neither will those days of soaring faith and Christ-honoring righteousness. But what DOES and WILL define me as a person is the saving and life-changing grace of God in Christ Jesus my Lord (1 Corinthians 15:10). I do not foresee a day when I will hold any world records for anything, but I will be no less recognized and known by God, and that is all the recognition I desire.

And so what if you can’t spin the most hula hoops simultaneously around your body (200) or hold your breath under water while suspended upside down longer than any other person (4min 29sec), you are noticed and loved much, much more. Take heart saints of God, for your heavenly Father holds your life close to his heart, and Jesus your Savior reigns as your great Redeemer King, and the Holy Spirit indwells your spirit and life, compelling you and molding you to look more like Jesus every day (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24). God knows you, loves you, and He calls you his own. That is all the reason you need to get up and follow him each day. So let us be confessing, repentant lovers of Christ Jesus and by the power of God we will grow in our knowledge of Him. I will continue to pray for you each day, that Christ would be your great pursuit and his glory will be your greatest joy!

 

 

 

Restoration Church VBS 2016

It’s summer and you know what that means! It’s time for VBS adventures to begin!

For the past few years, we’ve try to help out our friends over at Restoration Church in Donaldsonville spread the good news of Jesus to area kids. (You can see all the fun we had last year here!)

You can see some of the fun we had below…


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This year’s theme was High Seas Expedition, Exploring the Mighty Love of God!

Day 1

  • Bible Point: God’s word is true.
  • Bible Story: God frees Peter from prison. Acts 12:1-19
  • Bible Verse: “But you are near O Lord, and all your commands are true.” Psalm 119:151

Day 2

  • Bible Point: God’s Word is comforting.
  • Bible Story: God comforts Paul in a storm at sea Acts 27
  • Bible Verse: “Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” Psalm 119:50

Day 2 part 2

  • Bible Point: God’s Word is surprising
  • Bible Story: Paul survives a bite by a poisonous snake Acts 28:1-10
  • Bible Verse: “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.” Psalm 119:18

Day 3

  • Bible Point: God’s Word is life-changing
  • Bible Story: Peter and John teach about Jesus Acts 3:1-4:12
  • Bible Verse: “Give me life through your word.” Psalm 119:37

Day 4

  • Bible Point: God’s word is for everyone.
  • Bible Story: The community of believers share Acts 2:42-47
  • Bible Verse: Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created.” Psalm 119:90

 

Please be in prayer for these kids and their families! Pray that God continues to grow the seeds that were planted and, for those kids who know Jesus, to be a witness for Him in their community!

Sneak Peak at Masterpiece Kids 2016

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to get hyped for MK16! I wanted to share with you a little of what we’ve been working on, what to expect, and how you can sign up to join us! Check out this FAQ!

What is Masterpiece Kids?

The most awesome thing ever.

Okay…can you tell me more?

Masterpiece Kids is our summer arts camp for kids who have completed kindergarten through the sixth grade. This will be our 5th year hosting the camp! We help kids understand different art techniques and styles with really cool projects. And we don’t stop at the canvas…we make, mold, sing, sign…we even used mops to slosh paint on a giant canvas one year.

Sounds messy…

That’s not a question, but I’ll respond anyhow. Creating a masterpiece can be messy at times! That’s why everyone gets their own t-shirt to wear over their clothes as a smock.  Kids get to take them home after camp, so they usually try to get their friends to sign them on the last day of camp. I got the kids to sign mine…see?

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What’s this year’s theme?

Around the World! We’ll be exploring different cultures and art that can be found in God’s great big world! We’ll be talking about missions and hearing from people that serve in different countries. It’s a world tour without leaving Baton Rouge!

How will the art and theme connect to the Bible?

Glad you asked!

Our theme verse is Ephesians 2:10. We’re God’s masterpiece and He has a plan for our lives. We’ll be looking at God’s plan of salivation and how Christians are called to love and serve others. Check it out!

Day 1 God’s Plan for John (Luke 1:5–20, 30–45,57–66; Matthew 3:1–3)

The Point: God created me for His plan. I am created for a reason.

Daily Verse: Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

 

Day 2  Matthew Needed a Savior (Matthew 9:9–13)

The Point: God sent Jesus to save me from my sins. I am in need of a Savior.

Daily Verse: John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”


Day 3
Jesus Showed Love (John 11:1–45)

The Point: God shows His love in mighty ways. I am loved by God.

Daily Verse: Romans 5:8 “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

Day 4 Lydia Used Her Gifts (Acts 16:11–15)

The Point: God wants me to serve Him. I am gifted with a purpose.

Daily Verse: 1 Peter 4:10 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

 

Day 5 Philip Spoke to the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26–40)

The Point: God is with me all the time. I am always on mission.

Daily Verse: Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

 

Each day we’ll visit a new part of the world and new art style. For example, on Day 1 we talk about how God formed us and knows us from the inside out…so we’ll be visiting the land down under, Australia, for some X-Ray art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our music will also include different languages as well!

What else is new this year?

We’ll be supersizing our art classes so we spend more time on our projects. With that, we’ll also be bumping up the start and end times. We’ll dismiss at 12:15, but we’re providing a lunch for kids from 12:15 to 12:45. Parents can pick their kids up and do lunch on their own, or come at 12:45 and pick up their kids fully fed!

Sounds awesome!

I told you so.

How can I sign up my kids to come? How can I volunteer?

Just click on this link: fbcbr.com/masterpiece-kids

Why do something like this?

We see a need in our city for arts education. Combine that with our mission to serve and spread the good news of Jesus, and this is a perfect fit for us.

I’ll leave you with this video (staring the father of our very own Sarah Hunt!). Although we don’t call it VBS, we’re still committed to reaching out to our community’s kids and sharing Jesus with area families.

What Can My Child Understand About Easter?

kids-835146_960_720One of the goals of our ministry is to be age appropriate. We understand that as kids move from preschool to preteen, their capability to understand Biblical truths grow as well. We never have to shy away from what the Bible teaches, but we can always do it in a way where children can understand.

For example, a preschooler can understand that God loves them, while a preteen can go deeper, understanding that believers can live with joy regardless of their situation because of God’s great love.

So what can your child understand about Easter? Of course, each child is different, but LifeWay has put together a nice recourse that can help parents and teachers have a general idea of what concepts kids can grasp at different ages. It’s called the Levels of Biblical Learning, and it covers 10 areas including salvation, creation, and the Bible.

Here are some snippets from this resource that might help you this Easter see what your child can understand about this holy day!

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Younger Preschool They are beginning to recognize and sing simple songs about Jesus. They can understand that Jesus loves them, Jesus did everything God told Him to do, and the basic fact that Jesus is alive.

Middle Preschool They are beginning to develop a conscience and are sensitive to feelings of shame and guilt. They can understand that Jesus loves people. They start understanding the concept that Jesus is God’s Son and that He always obeyed God. You can also start helping them understand that Jesus is with God.

Older Preschool They can see Jesus as a friend and a helper, and are starting to make conclusions about God. Here, they can really start to comprehend that Jesus died on the cross and is alive. Along with that, they can understand that Jesus is God’s one and only Son, that Jesus was tempted to sin but did not, and that Jesus is in heaven with God.

Younger Kids As we jump from preschool to elementary, kids start seeing consequences to sin and most can begin to have a simple understanding of the gospel. For Easter, these kids can understand that Jesus died on the cross, and God raised Him from the dead. They start to know that it means when we say that Jesus was sent to be my Savior. They can also start to grasp salvation even more, understanding that Jesus took the punishment for people’s sins, God will forgive me if I ask Him., and people who trust Jesus as their Savior and Lord are Christians.

Middle Kids These formative years are when kids start asking serious questions about religion and start forming their values. They can understand a bigger picture of Easter. For example, they can know that God planned for Jesus to be the Savior from the beginning of time, Jesus died to pay the penalty for sin, and Jesus is the Messiah and Savior. Their picture of salvation grows as well. They  can understand that salvation is the gift of eternal life in heaven with God. Through salvation, God adopts us as His children. They know what you mean when you say, “When the Holy Spirit convicts you of my sin, you can trust Jesus as your personal Savior.”

Preteens At this stage in life, they are forming concepts of personal worth and are seeking spiritual answers. Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection were a necessary part of God’s plan for the forgiveness of sin. God sent Jesus to fulfill His promise of redemption. Jesus sits at God’s right hand and intercedes for us as our advocate, mediator, and high priest. When Jesus returns, all things will be made new. When it comes to salvation, preteens can know that people cannot save themselves. Jesus died to pay the penalty for my sins, redeeming and rescuing me from sin and death. They also see that a growing relationship with Jesus is important and necessary. A Christian experiences joy when he recognizes God is at work in his life and in the lives of others.

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This is only a small sampling of the Levels of Biblical Learning, and I highly encourage you to check out the full resource. The breakdown is extremely helpful!

Happy Easter everyone! Hope to see you at FBCBR!

M-JAM 2016 Report

Last weekend our kids joined hundreds of others from around the area to participate in M-JAM 2016. M-JAM is a day of mission’s awareness and mission activity that builds faith foundations with a Gospel presentation, introduces children to “real live” missionaries and gives them an opportunity to do mission activities with children from around the state.

We started the day off right with the opening celebration and worship. Leading was Jeff Slaughter, formally of Lifeway. For the past 26 years, Jeff Slaughter has been laughing, singing, dancing and worshiping with kids! His heart’s desire is to equip them with God’s word through music and to help them discover what a passionate relationship with Jesus is all about.

Before singing each song, Jeff would demonstrate the sign language that goes with the lyrics and explain how the songs use truths found in the Bible to help us worship God. I loved how he was able to put terms on their level of understanding and allow them to worship.

Abbie and Caleb, two students from LSU, did a fantastic job helping bring the story of Zacchaeus to life. With games and volunteers from the audience, the kids discovered how Jesus can rescue us from sin. The two also showed the kids how they could share that good news with their friends simply using their hands to tell the Gospel message. Adam and Eve were with God (hands together), but they sinned and we were separated from God (hands apart). But Jesus came, lived a perfect life, and defeated death so that we can be forgiven and brought back together with God (hands together in a fist). And nothing can separate us from that love (try to pull hands apart, but they are locked together).

Next we met a couple of missionaries that serve in Africa. The kids really enjoyed seeing what life was like for them. They took questions from our kids and told them all about what it is like to be serving God in a different country.

Finally we met Gibbie McMillian, the Men’s Ministry and Disaster Relief Strategist for Louisiana Baptists. He showed us what Baptists are doing here and around the world when disaster strikes. In a world that asks “Why?” Gibbie told kids that they come with the answers.

The kids were able to hear about the Cooperative Program and all that it helps with…which is a lot! Just see here!CP-Info-COMP2-RDC-1

 

 

We want our kids to know Jesus, grow in Bible skills, and to develop a heart to serve others. M-JAM touches on all those areas. Thank you for allowing us to go to M-JAM!

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