How Shall They Hear?

I get excited as summer draws near. Summer is the time for Vacation Bible Schools and Bible camps. What an opportunity to be able to share God’s Word with kids. Many people are under the impression that VBS’s and Bible camps are only for churched kids … however, we see a lot of kids that have never set foot in a church attend these events. Many times, this is the first time they have ever heard about Biblical creation or about what Jesus did upon the cross for them – surprisingly, it is sometimes a first for even churched kids. A young child has no problem believing God’s Word, but to believe, they need to hear: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! ( Ro 10:14 – 15) Last summer we saw 75 kids believe in Jesus. We pray that this summer will be just as fruitful. Would you add Marilyn and I to your prayer list? Just one week of VBS will wear you out … and we have 5 of them, plus a Bible camp and other ministry this summer. As we get older, we find our strength and endurance isn’t what it used to be. Thankfully we don’t rely on our own strength: It is God that girdeth me with strength, (Ps 18:32). 

Lanny Johnson

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