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Handing over the baton

The youth (singles) at Living Water Baptist Church decided to do a 4 day VBS.  Through the years, we (My wife and I and also Vicente and Gabriella Garcia) have lead many different VBS’s with many of these same youth helping.  This year was different.  They planned and ran things mostly without our help.  They did ask me to teach one day and my wife to do the verse one day.  I think they were only honoring us because they are fully capable of doing everything without us.

Each day they had over 200 children come.  I was so impressed with all of them.  I am so proud of them.  They taught well and lead well.  I sat back and watched most of the time.  This isn’t what I am used to, but I was filled with great joy as I watched the God of Heaven use their lives.  It was a beautiful thing.  Many children made professions of faith.  After the singing, Bible verse recitation, lesson, and review questions were finished, they took all the children to a schoolyard  that is close to us and played games with them, rewarding the children with candy for winning a game.  Most children here never get a chance to play games like this, so they absolutely love it.  It is quite evident that the members of LWBC have taken the baton and are running with it.




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2 Responses to “Handing over the baton”

  1. Andrea Fortner Says:

    Great progress report. It seems your work and teaching is really taking hold, and great things are being done in the work of the Lord. Love reading emails like this one. Keep up the great work.

  2. Bonnie Peace Says:

    It sounds like you & wife are raising a group of young people able to take up the task of carrying on God’s work//Word if and when you need to leave your field.

    May God continue to bless yu-all as you work together to win others for our Lord Jesus Christ.


    Mrs Bonnie Peace
    Retired RN

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