Praying - Your posts have often encouraged me. Do it unto Jesus, only then can you have the neccessary grace and compassion. I am also teaching 12-14 year old Sunday school kids mostly from the black community.
I am also teaching 12-14 year old Sunday school kids mostly from the black community.
This is an update:Our VBS started Monday night, June 8. We had 95 students, most from the community which is black. I had 12 girls from ages 12 on up. At first, I felt frustration with the lesson, then by Tuesday night the LORD had given me insight on how to handle it and so on my part went well on Tuesday night.BUT the enemy is working hard to thwart the gospel message with crazy distractions: like a black bug flying through our tent (we are housed in a tent outside where it is really hot and if you perspire easily - which I did- you are soon all wet) or fire ants that have a way of finding a victim or any other bugs. One of my helpers brought bug repellent along which helped very little. To think these things distract is a tad bit absurd when you consider that all are natives who grew up with these creatures. Then you have the few who will do anything to get attention and are disrespectful. Nevertheless, there are those who really want to learn and do listen. So if the Holy Spirit inspires you to pray for this event, please do so. Pray that the forces of evil will be restrained so the Holy Spirit can work; also pray for strength for the teachers. This morning I still felt exhausted and after a nap, I feel better...now to the lesson I go, hoping to be inspired so I can share this wonderful message of God's love and mercy with them. (Tonight I want to share the giving of the ten commandments.)ginnyrose
Thanks for the update. Now I have a clearer picture of what the situation is, I will be able to be more specific in my prayers.Doing it right now.white stone
John 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!sometimes in the midst of battle our responsibility is to just behold the Lamb of God.I'll be praying. Your bro in Christ daryl