We had a great week of Summer Adventure Club last week. Our western theme was “Ridin’ Strong: Cross Canyon Trail”. The kids learned lessons about the Christian’s walk with God – like Ridin’ Faithful, Ridin’ Courageous, Ridin’ Bold, etc. We had 50 different visitors throughout the week, and we averaged 51 kids per night. The week got a slow start, but ended with a bang!
Part of our evening presentation was a skit each night set in the Wild West town of Grand Junction. Our teens, church staff, and summer intern did a fabulous job (with many late night practices) to put on this production each evening. The conflict built all week until the resolution on Friday night. The suspense helped the kids want to return each evening for SAC. We never knew if Bad Bart (Ben) and his gang would succeed in stealing away the Friday Fair. In the end, the Lone Stranger and Marshal Mellow prevailed – and Miss Polly even got asked to the Round-Up!
Take a peek into our week…
Weighing the Pennies on the final night. We ended up running out of pennies and had to sell bricks! We were surprised on Sunday when the penny offering was given to us for our church-planting ministry in the Bronx. Surprised, and humbled. This year was our largest penny offering ever – the kids brought in about $1000!
I was so proud of my Elaine for memorizing the most verses in her age group throughout the week. I left it totally up to her, but each day she brought me her paper and wanted to learn more “watergun verses”. Brings back memories of my years on the Bible Quiz Team.
We didn’t have any salvation decisions during the week, but we made many good contacts. We had a couple of new families come on the church van as a result of receiving a flyer. We had more kids attend from our ministry at the local family center (this ministry came as a result of last year’s Summer Adventure Club). Several kids came to ask questions regarding assurance of salvation and finding God’s will for their lives – these children had been saved through previous years of SAC or other ministries. We have a follow-up visitation on Thursday night and would appreciate your prayers as we continue to reach into the lives of these children and families with the Gospel of Christ.