Thursday, March 20, 2014

Watching God work in Noel's life

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since I (Tammy) started our neighborhood Bible club for kids. It started as a pre-teen girls Bible club, but not long after we started, some of the younger ones in the neighborhood wanted to become a part of it too. Today eleven kids come regularly to our home after school on Fridays. The younger ones have a snack and lesson first, and then when the middle school girls arrive later that afternoon, I have a special time designed just for them.

It’s been an amazing adventure, and I’m always excited about what God is going to do next. Recently, a boy named Noel, who had not been interested in attending the club for the younger aged kids, decided to come for the first time! Noel’s parents had grounded him, but gave him the option to attend Bible club that day along with his sister. He obviously thought Bible club would be better than being stuck inside his house! He decided to come, but was very clear that he wouldn’t be coming back unless he “liked it!”

Well, he liked it, and he told me that he couldn’t wait to come back. As I got into the car to take Noel and his sister home that day, I could see that both kids were disappointed that we wouldn’t see each other until after spring break. So, I immediately ran inside the house to get the “4 Keys 4 Kids” booklet to share with him as I had done with his sister a few weeks prior. This is a tool I use regularly to explain to the kids how anyone can have a personal relationship with God. When I gave it to Noel, I fully expected him to put it into his pocket and read it later. Instead, he immediately began to read it intently! I am excited about the next time we meet so that I can talk about it with him further!

I am happy to report that my health has been good, and I have had very good energy lately. In addition to involvement in the Bible club, my energy has allowed me the opportunity to engage in my “clutter coaching” ministry while the girls are at school. This is another part time ministry I am involved in to specifically help missionaries to be more effective and have more time for ministry. Hopefully sometime soon I will share with you more about how God is at work there as well. Thank you all for your prayers for us. We greatly appreciate you!