We received a beautiful testimony of two Sunday School classes from Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tennessee. Our local Area Director, Christy Hughes, was scheduled to share about Beach Club in one class, but she had no idea about the other. She learned about the other class when their collected donations made their way to her to send to the KiDs Beach Club® main office. “Their gentle, quiet spirit in responding to God’s call made such and impression on me,” Christy said.
During Christy’s visit to the scheduled class, she shared about the Beach Club program and specifically Bibles for Beach Club and how each child will be receiving their very own Bible. At the conclusion of her presentation the class teacher, Renee, paused and shared that she felt convicted that their class needed to collect money for Bibles. She told the class that she would match each Bible they provided up to 12 Bibles. “I was totally blown away,” Christy said. Immediately, wallets came out and donations were given.
The next week Renee shared with Christy that as she was going through a stack of mail she found an envelope she was not expecting. It turned out to be a refund check. This unexpected refund was for $245, five dollars more than the $240 she had pledged to match for Bibles. “When I saw the amount I knew immediately that God provided that refund for Bibles for Beach Club,” Renee said. After a few weeks the class not only met their 12 Bible challenge, but also exceeded it by 4.5 Bibles. Between both Sunday School classes, donations were given to provide 34 KiDs Beach Club® Explorer’s Study Bibles.
It is such an encouragement to see how God is bringing more and more people along side us in the effort to put a Bible into the hands of every Beach Club child.
Published on Dec 25 2014 @ 11:36 AM CDT
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