IT’S TIME…for me to share one of my stories

In the summer of ’04, I took a group of high school students from First Baptist – Clinton, N.C. to Corbin, K.Y. for a week of nursing home ministry and a backyard Bible club on the playground at an apartment complex. 

In the picture to the right, you will see two of the kids that came to our backyard Bible club.  Only four kids came all week, two brothers and their sisters who are pictured here.

Numerically, we were rather unsuccessful.  We did however, have a lot of time to invest in those four children.  By the end of the week, the girl standing in front of me had attached herself to me.

I confess that I do not remember the names of the other three siblings, but I remember Julia.  As we packed our things on the last day, she insisted we wait so she could retrieve something from the apartment.  When she returned she gave me the star off of her Superstar Barbie. 

As I wrote, we were not very successful numerically, and I wish more children had come.  I hope we were, most of all, missionally faithful.  I hope I was the presence of Christ for Julia and siblings that week.  She was that for me.  I can’t wait to hear some of your stories.

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1 Response to IT’S TIME…for me to share one of my stories

  1. Charis says:

    Todd.. I remember this trip all too well! I had pink eye half of the week, but it was such a great trip. I have to say, I only remember one of the children’s names too..and it was Julia. I still have a picture she drew/colored me that week. I will always remember that was my first time doing mission work. I’ll never forgrt Ms. Pearl at the nursing home who told me her room was just a “hop and a leap” from the meeting hall! Good times with you as Youth Minister!!

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