A few years ago, some members from a Lincoln church decided to host a 5-Day Club in their back-yard, which also happened to be joined with the yard of that same church. For quite some time VBS numbers were few and volunteers were scarce. 5-Day Club just made sense. And boy was it ever! Nearly three times the number of children attended than had ever before enrolled in VBS.
Of those 30 plus children was a young gal who gave her heart to the Lord. Later that fall she and her younger sister, Taylor*, began attending the Good News Club the church then adopted. It was there when her younger sister also made a profession of faith.
A short while ago, the teachers at GNC, had an opportunity to guide two other souls to know Jesus in a personal way, but it would leave the club without supervision. These teachers instantly went from disappointment to excitement when they tasted some sweet fruit they hadn’t expected to taste. Taylor said; “Teachers, I’ll pass out the verse tokens and watch the club while you go and talk and share about Jesus because that is what is most important!”
If you partner with us in finances, prayer, or service, you are a part of hundreds of other stories like this. Clubs this year have all experienced children eager and hungry for God’s Word. It is the Lincoln Chapter’s goal to grow in the number of children reached in 2016. Pray about how God will use you in a greater way for the Kingdom. It is a sweet taste!
Going Out - Doesn't mean you stop!
One of the most important, if not the most important moment in all of history was when Jesus cried out; “It is finished,” the Temple curtain was torn in half, and the ground shook! I imagine every trembled as they witnessed the evidence of God’s victorious reign.
There are many moments today which are much less dramatic, yet in our human view point we make them as dramatic. Especially when faced with an uncertain future. When life is out of our control, we seek to control it tighter. Since creation, we as humans have worked tirelessly at also being creators and sustainers of our own lives, our own things and instead, submitting to the Lord who reigns.
As you may have learned by now, our family has chosen to submit to the Lord and follow a new path He has made clear to us over the course of more than a year now.
Soon, we will transition out of the local coordinator position with CEF of Lincoln, and I, Jed, will re-enter into the “secular” work force. I believe it is where the Lord will use me as He has purposed in a greater and more effective way. According to the specific gifts He has given me personally.
For some, this may cause trembling or others, uncertainty of the future. Yet, for more, as is for our family, excitement! Why? Because we know the Lord reigns. The Lord is great in Zion, and all creation. Our family chooses to exalt Him, and we will praise His great and awesome name! Will you?