By Adrea Daane
This past Wednesday the Bible classes were challenged to bring a friend along for the night. Every week, I go around to all the classes, saying "hi", collecting offering, and giving any necessary announcements. This week however, was more fun than usual. As I traveled from room to room I was met with extra excitement and along with that a lot of new faces! I loved hearing the kids introduce their friends and hear how much fun they were having together. I heard visitors reciting our weekly memory verse, kids participating in games, and others answering questions and joining discussions. What this one week challenge started, I hope continues for some of these kids or other friends they may decide to bring throughout the rest of this year.
As a church we strive to equip our kids to reach out to others around them in their faith and Wednesday night was such a great example of that. Seeing the kids enjoying themselves and bringing Jesus into the middle of it...what is better than that! But it doesn't end there.
The kids yet again, amazed me. Wednesday night reminded me just how much we are blessed with so many kids in this church who truly love God and aren't afraid to share it. Next week Thursday is Bring your Bible to School Day. I went around with posters and informational cards for the kids to put on their lockers and share with friends. I ran out before I got to all the rooms as so many of them were excited to hang a poster on their lockers and encourage their peers to join them in this event. Just another way our kids are excited to share and stand up for their faith.
Finally, a group of students from Rock River Intermediate have decided to keep on going with the Wednesday morning prayer time before school. What started as a See You At the Pole event on the 22nd of September has turned into a passion to continue to invite and encourage friends to pray on a weekly basis at our schools.
Where any of this goes...inviting friends to attend classes here, praying in our schools, or encouraging kids to read and share God's word... I'm so excited to see! God is working in the hearts of these kids and I couldn't be more proud of them!
Keep shining your light for Jesus!
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