Thursday, August 24, 2006

Goal Accomplished. Six Flags Survived.

Each youth group year, we set a challege before the students. This challege is for them to memorize the year's verses which correspond to the particular theme or book we study throughout the year. It has been unbelieveablely awesome in my own life to see how the process of hiding God's Word in my heart and mind can be so useful. It is a mystery how the Lord uses scripture that is committed to memory to nurture us in our walk of faith. The Lord has used this hidden word to rebuke me, comfort me, help me worship Him, pray for others and share the gospel. I'm sure there are many other ways , but all of these have been sweet to see the Lord use.

As for the students, our desire is that they persevere in scripture memory, so they can see (with time & diligence) how the Lord uses His Word. But knowing our short attention span we have an added incentive, we have hold out a fun trip to Six Flags New England to those who complete and can recite each verse by the end of the school year.
This year we had several students that accomplished this goal. Unfortunately, the date didn't work for everyone, so we took a subset of this students. Here is are some pictures of just some of the fun we had!


At 10:35 AM, Blogger G. F. McDowell said...

Why can't I recognize one of the girls in the photos? Jr High girl who didn't go to the retreat?? How many times Steve say "Six FlAEgs"?? How many times did other people say it to make fun of him??

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Mary-Margaret said...

What a fun post! Thanks for sharing these pictures. So glad to hear it went well.... it looks like you had a blast.

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl you don't recognize is a friend of mine. She happened to be up for the trip and Mr. & Mrs. Thiel were kind enough to let her go with me!

Great pics by the way!!

_Caitlin Powlus

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Elisabeth said...

Hey, awesome post!!! It was so great to talk with you last night, and I'm glad things are going well. I'm excited to hear about youthgroup and stuff. I'm glad the trip went well. What about the lazy river????


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