Bible Club in Painesville

When I was a little boy, my mom held a Bible Club in our home. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was a great outreach tool as many children in our neighborhood were able to hear the gospel. It also helped me and my siblings as we learned not only Bible stories and verses but also to see the needs of the people in our neighborhood.

When Bible Community Church offered us the opportunity to host a Bible Club in our home, we knew that this was the opportunity for which we had been waiting. Today we finished the third week of Bible Club on Watson Street. Two families have responded to our invitations by allowing their children to attend. So far, we have had seven neighbor children attend. The program lasts for one hour after school, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. During that time, we eat snacks, sing songs, learn Bible verses, hear a Bible lesson, and play a review game called Zonk!

Just before teaching through the lesson today, I presented a diagram of salvation (which I happened to come up with during a Head Start meeting today. The motivational speaker had said something about God accepting everyone as they are, so I scribbled down a sentence regarding my disagreement to show to a co-worker. That led to me drawing the diagram you see on the chalkboard in one of the pictures.) The picture shows sin separating man and God. What the picture eventually showed was the shape of a cross encompassing the stick man and his sin and thereby connecting him to God.

We still have six weeks to go. So, as you read this report, please take a moment to remember us in prayer to the Lord. We hope, by his grace, to reach both the children and their families with the life changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What a great opportunity!

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