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From The Pastor

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is just over a month away. When you consider the number of children who will be here and the number of family members they represent, VBS is the single largest outreach we do all year long. When you ask for a show of hands in almost any church like ours you quickly find out how many people began a personal relationship with Jesus as a result of VBS. There are some very strategic ways to be involved.

PRAY. Please pray for Ms Stephanie (our Minister to Children) and Susan Lambert (our VBS Director) as they pull final details together and prepare their team. Pray for all of the volunteers who will work with the children. Ask the Lord to give them strength, wisdom, and love for the boys and girls they will influence that week. Pray for the children. Ask the Lord to soften and prepare their hearts to hear and respond to the gospel.

VOLUNTEER. Get involved. I am sure there are still places to serve. Contact Stephanie or Susan and let them know you are available. If they don’t need you anywhere else, just come, we will give you a “Guest Services” tag and you can prayer walk the building.

FOLLOW UP. We want VBS to be about more than what happens during that week. We want to reach and disciple children and their families and that is more than a one week process. There will be ways you can get involved in the process of following up with those who have no church family. Please be watching for details and jump in.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving faithfully. This past Wednesday night, in our regularly scheduled business meeting, we were able to share a very healthy financial report from the first six months of this budget year. Also, we exceeded the goal we had set for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions. Because of your faithfulness, we went over that goal by almost $5,000. That is awesome. Thank you for giving so faithfully to the Lord. I am convinced He blesses a church that invests itself in the mission of the gospel.

Highland family, I am deeply grateful to be your pastor. You love me, my family, and our team so well. Sharing the joy of the journey with you is an amazing blessing and the best is yet to come.


Bro. John

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