22 results for tag: Testimonial


Reality of a Missionary Prayer Life

By Maria VanDerDecker Prayer has been difficult lately. You know, we all have those days when our prayer life isn't what we want it to be. Or those weeks, or months (or, to be honest, a whole year). Me too. Now before you freak out because this is your missionary saying this, let me assure you, I'm a real person too. If we could dispel that “missionaries are super-spiritual” myth, that'd be great. Prayer is hard sometimes for missionaries too. I have a good friend who knows I struggle with prayer sometimes. She does too. And we both encourage each other to keep going, that it is really worth it, that it is hard and we understand, and we ...

In All Things, Trust God

By Gracie Kinsey God is good, all the time, and all the time God is good. My name is Gracie Kinsey and I am an intern with Children’s Bible Ministries in Townsend, TN. I am going to share with you today the ways that God has been faithful and sovereign in guiding me to the CBM internship program.  In the summer of 2014, my close friend, named Ashlee, invited me to a summer camp called Camp Gilead in Polk City, Florida. I didn’t know it at the time but Camp Gilead is currently one of many CBM camps. Timidly, but willingly, I accepted her invitation and had one of the best weeks of my life as a camper at Gilead. I was grateful that ...

Mailbox Lessons

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 actually did these lessons as a child, now I am blessed to grade them. We usually ...

The Gospel through Fishing:

 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. My name is Mark Barnes. My wife Terry and I are with Ethnos360. We served in Papua ...

He Provided All My Needs

By Sarah Hardison Five months ago I had $23.00 to my name. I had used everything except travel money to make it up to CBM National Headquarters, in Townsend, TN. The only thing I knew was the Lord had called me to this internship and I had to trust He would provide. There have been many occasions where God has provided for me since starting this internship. One sticks out among the rest. On February 21, 2019, I had been earnestly praying and seeking the Lord for people to financially support me each month. I was feeling discouraged and began to worry about if I was going to have enough money to make it to next month. I asked the Lord to ...