Crestview Baptist is another of our partnering churches and we were happy to take our kiddos to their Island themed VBS.
I guess our Jesus momentum was going strong, or either the kids were getting really bored with summer, because we took about 40 kids with us to their VBS one night.
I think they really felt the love that is shared at Crestview. It is a great church with great people—all of the churches we work with are.
The last night, Pastor Scott gave a simple Gospel presentation to all the kids. He tied it into the story of Zacchaeus in the Bible and how he wanted to see Jesus so bad that he climbed a tree. By putting forth effort, Zacchaeus was even given the opportunity to dine with Jesus. I know you remember the song. And you are probably singing it right now. But you may not know that there is actually a third verse to that song.
Zacchaeus was a very little man,
But a happy man was he,
For he had seen the Lord that day
And a happy man was he;
And a very happy man was he.
Hearing about Zaccheaus and his happiness in meeting with Jesus resounded in the hearts of some of our kids. They wanted the happiness that can only be found in Jesus.
FIVE of them wanted that happiness and asked Jesus into their hearts that night!
Five sweet girls joined the Family of God and became daughters of The King!
This summer six girls have felt the love of Jesus so profoundly that they met their Savior. This decision did not change their home situations or give them the answers to life’s problems, but it did provide them the best gift of all.
They now have forgiveness, redemption, and salvation.
And a surety in knowing they will live eternal lives with Jesus one day!
Pray for those beautiful smiles. That they would fall in love with Jesus more and more and would catch hold of a fulfilling relationship with Him.
What a glorious day!