Praise the Lord … we made it through a very long, hot, and busy summer. We had to rely on the strength of God every bit of the way, and He sustained us.
We did 1 family Vacation Bible School and 1 children’s VBS in South Dakota. See the Two for One post for a little more on that trip. In the morning we did a VBS on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, then moved all our equipment and set up to do an evening VBS at the sponsoring church. It was a jam packed week! Then it was on to do another weeklong family VBS in eastern Colorado.
This was followed by 4 weeks of Bible Camp in Colorado (only 45 minutes away from our house, so able to get home on weekends). We then flew (and there are some challenges in flying for us) to Oregon to do another a week of Bible Camp. Amongst all the VBS’s and Bible Camps we were able to squeeze in 11 days of teaching at different churches.
One of the blessings of this summer was to be able to disciple and encourage hundreds of children and adults, and witness 86 children put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
Yes we are tired, but below is an encouraging note we received from a parent that makes it all worthwhile:
Dear Lanny and Marilyn
I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for the sacrifice of time, energy, comfort, etc. that you gave to teaching at ________. I so appreciate that all of my children sat under your teaching and received sound, biblical, creation-oriented, God-honoring information that continues to solidify their worldview. We’ve had discussions about what they reviewed and what was new information and we’ve also talked about what a privilege it is to hear truth that is consistent with the Scriptures vs. only growing up with a humanistic, evolutionary mindset and having to learn what is really real. I so appreciate your heart for ministry to kids of all ages. Thank you for reinforcing what we are teaching our children and for encouraging them in word and deed in the Love of Christ. __ __
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