By Andrea Woodworth
Several weeks ago, as we were in the initial phase of the “stay at home” orders due to COVID-19, I was asking God what He wanted me to read in the Bible. I was between studies and wasn’t sure if there was a certain book or theme I needed to focus on next. This conversation took place silently, in the space of just a second or two, much longer than it takes to read:
Me: God, what do you want me to read today? Where do I need to turn?
God: (Before I even finished praying) Jo…(I wasn’t expecting an answer quite as ...
By Erin Miller, Team #11
For me, being flexible is very important. I didn’t realize it until recently but I am constantly needing to be flexible. I am not talking about when you exercise. I am talking about when your plans change without warning and you have roll with it. Whether it means fixing something for dinner at the last minute or changing plans most of the day, due to a change in weather–all types of flexibility are important and the better you are with change, the better you will be with spur of the moment kind of things. It is just part of being ...
By Barb Shearer and Liane Lindauer
What a privilege it is to grade Mailbox Club Bible lessons. If you’re not familiar with the program, allow me to explain. It is correspondence lessons that students do through the mail (‘snail mail’). They read a lesson then answer questions about it. They mail in the answer sheet, it is graded and recorded. Then they are mailed more lessons. Each course has an average of twelve lessons. Upon completion, the student gets a certificate. At our camp they also get a coupon that is good for $60 off their summer camp price! I ...
A Testimony from Mark Barnes
Mark Barnes has been a part of CBM’s founding camp (Camp Gilead) since 2007. What a blessing it is to partner with other believers and missionaries to teach children the gospel and get them excited about missions. Last summer alone (2019) God used the ministry of Camp Gilead to lead 81 children to the Lord. One unique way they reach kids with the gospel is through fishing camps! Here is a testimony from Mark Barnes of how God has used him to help Camp Gilead reach hundreds of kids with the gospel of Christ every summer.
By Maria Van Der Decker I still remember one of the first times I brought Jotham home (as my fiancé at the time). We were partway through missionary training, and we visited my home church. It was our Christmas service, which we call Wassail night, and my pastor was getting to know Jotham, giving him a hard time, and was soon to start premarital counseling with us. This evening, he came up to Jotham and informed him that he'd be doing special music that night, singing in a quartet with 3 other guys who were recently engaged to or dating other girls in the church. ...