Bonjour! Hello! Aloha! Hola! And Que Pasa?!
I hope everyone has had a great week, because we have had a FANTASTIC one at Bible Club Rosamond. A score and a half of missionaries came from Jamestown, Tennessee to educate our Bible Club kids on scripture. And what better way to learn about scripture than with SCIENCE and SUPER HEROES?! I literally took that exact class in college for my physics credit. The kids this week looked at heroes of the scriptures to learn that real heroes have Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power: all of which are found in God and God alone. And with a special FIFTH station called "Missions and Science:" all these truths were displayed with fascinating object lessons. It was incredible to see how many children could come back and quote the bible verse(s) from the previous day(s). And to end the week well, each child was sent home with a back pack of various goodies and supplies, as well as an age appropriate bible. My personal favorite moments of the week, though, were with Joshua. Having given him a Bible on Tuesday, the two of us began reading/walking through the book of Joshua one chapter at a time. Each day, he's shown up with his Bible in hand and asked, "Mr. Kaden are you ready for chapter [insert number here]?"
All in all, it was a week I am happy to have been a part of. Please keep praying for Joshua - that the scriptures will speak to his heart - as well as for the rest of our kids. God is doing amazing things, and He WILL continue them. #RosamondsGotSoul
-Kaden @ Rosamond
Wow, what a great week it was! National did not run last week, so it was super exciting to get back out there and see the kids. This week we were extremely thankful to have a team from Calvary Church serving at National. This team came in eager and determined to share the gospel with every kid and person they encountered throughout the week. That's exactly did! They started off every single day praying that the Lord would bring us kids to bible club. And every single day, I sat and watched each person on the team love the kid that came so greatly. The kids absolutely loved games this week as they got to play uno and soccer. Some of the older girls at Bible Club are on a dance team and they choreographed a dance to show the team at games. The team loved it and the girls loved the fact that these people were so interested in things they loved, such as dance. Bible story was also super great this week. The kids were extremely engaged in the story every day and were always able to tell me what they learned. They also had memory verses to remember and they would get candy if they could recite them back. What a joy it was to listen to my bible club kids remembering and reciting scripture word for word. Jesus shined so brightly through each team member this week and I watched as their love for our Savior constantly overflowed into our kids lives. They were intentional and just simply loved every single day with every single kid. And it was beautiful. Thank you Calvary for showing the kids so much love this week. Can't wait to serve alongside of y'all again!
-Morgan and Katie P
It was a great week at Guernsey bible club, Calvary definitely rocked it despite the extremely hot sun! Every day this week saw a few more kids than the day before. On Monday this week we had 53 kids and by the end of the week we climbed up to 80 kids! This week the kids learned about the armor of God. The craft this week was making the piece of the armor that they learned about at bible story, they loved it because they felt like super heroes every day with their new armor! The kids were also introduced to a couple of new games this week including freeze tag and capture the flag. The kids really enjoyed both of these new games! Thank you Calvary for being willing to answer the call to come serve in Memphis for a week at Street Reach! We truly appreciate you and look forward to seeing you next year!!
Brooke & Hunter
Good morning again my brothers and sisters in Christ! We had Calvary Church Middle School bring the energy all the way from the St. Louis area for our Bible Club kids at Johnson. And trust me, the kids were loving every second of it! They had so much fun in songs this week singing and dancing “Right Whip! Left Whip!” to Father Abraham. The kids loved getting to learn about and create all the armor of God. You could see them all running down the street wearing their breast plate and swinging their swords from the crafts this week. The biggest thing Calvary brought to Johnson this week though was love. You could see the love of God pour out from every student and leader into every single Bible Club kid. I pray that God continues to send missionaries with a true heart for the community.
1 John 4:9-11 states:
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that he might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
I am so thankful for Calvary Church bringing love such as this to Memphis this week. Please continue to pray that we are able to continue to show this kind of love to as many children as we can possibly handle.
-Marcus and Joseph
We were so excited to be back at Que Que this week with Silverdale Baptist Church. The team prayed for kids to show up by the dozens and they sure did! We were able to hit the high of this summer with 105 kids on Friday! The kids were loved on like crazy and got a few extra goodies to go along with it. Throughout the week they were taught the gospel in both crafts and bible story. In songs they were able to be music makers as they had drums and shakers to beat to the song. Games was full of sharks and minnows and some bean bag tosses. The team fought to share the gospel in every part of club with these kids resulting in an amazing amount of salvations, all of which received their own Bible. One of our favorites, Jaquavious, ran up to Anna and I letting us know with exciting news! He told us he had a conversation with Jesus about not only being invited to his life but also his birthday party. We are so excited about the work God is doing in the Goodwill Village! He has been transforming the hearts of kids each week and it has been a joy to watch! Thank you to Silverdale for pouring out on the kids this week and even giving them some yummy snacks! We can't wait to see y'all again!
-Katie W. & Anna
Week 6 was another amazing week full of loving on kids at Jackson park with the team from Calvary Church! This week our kids had the chance to learn about the full armor of God, and they were loving it! Each day in Bible story a different piece of the armor was related to the kids' lives and to a Bible story while the crafts corresponded to the piece of armor so that kids would have a tangible reminder of what the armor of God was. Kids were able to make their own helmets of salvation, shoes of the gospel of peace, breastplates of righteousness, shields of faith, and swords of the spirit in crafts. In songs kids could be seen dancing and singing their hearts out while the games station played many great games of duck duck goose, death ball, and Simon says. The kids were so excited to get to see one of our staffers from last year, Mr. Tedder, that many of them knew and loved well! With a few more weeks of summer left, we are looking forward to continuing to watch the seeds being planted in the hearts of our kids grow.
"So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor." 1 Corinthians 3:7-8
-Holly and Audra
If I had to describe this week of Bible club at Whittier in one word, that word would be incredible. We were unbelievably blessed to have Calvary West Campus from the STL area with us this week and they crushed it. Each day was filled with high energy and no holding back in serving and loving these kids. We had our highest numbers of the summer so far including a day of 56, 61 and a high of 62 on Thursday!!! The kids were having so much fun everyday that they kept coming back and bringing new friends with them! We met new families and reached new kids every single day, all week long. The kids loved getting to make the different parts of the armor of God throughout the week and also seemed to love songs station even more than usual. Songs station consisted of yelling classic Bible club songs and dancing including the game "Bobs and Statues." We can't thank y'all enough for spending a week of your summer here in the Memphis heat so that His kids over in Nutbush could have Bible club and learn more about Him this week. We hope to see y'all next year!! We know God is doing and will continue to do amazing things in this city every single day.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
-Claire & Special K
We had a major storm at Treadwell this past week as, “grace like rain poured down”. The Bible Club forecast was a high of 47 kids, and this storm front called the gospel shows no signs of moving away from Treadwell. Thanks to The Brook and their willingness to pour out Gods’ love onto the children many seeds were planted this week. The Brook not only wanted the children’s hearts to stir for Christ, but the entire community’s. Each day the kids were given a flyer of what they had learned to take home with them. Not only were the children able to teach their families the daily lessons, but it is now possible that they could teach the Bible as well because on Friday the kids were given The Jesus Storybook Bible! This bible is very kid friendly and easy to understand without the help of an adult; this group was intentional about teaching with the goal of the children understanding the gospel. Their wholistic approach to teaching and their passion to reiterate the lesson in a fun manner led to the creation of a hybrid songs station. In this station, every bible story had a game to go along with it that they did and then they sang a song or two. The kids loved the competition and bible story then had an example to pull from to help make the story relatable. Games included a pool party relay where they had to put on a pool floatie before they could start running and the kids were the most hyped up and excited to play that I have seen all summer. Thanks again The Brook, we look forward to seeing you again!
Week six has come and gone. No doubt that Pope was the place to be this week. Thanks to Calvary Church we reached our high of the summer on Wednesday with 48 kids and consistently stayed in the 40's the rest of the week. The kids learned about the armor of God and in crafts they actually got to make their own armor. Songs was once again a favorite station because the kids played instruments along with the songs. Games was a favorite where the played games like duck duck goose, Mr. Bear, and tips (a game where kids stand in a circle and they toss a ball across the circle). This week was great and the kids are ready for next week. I'm excited to see what week 7 brings!
Extra Extra Read All About It! Kendrick was off the chain this week as Calvary Church came to preach at bible club. With a high of 31 kids and different kids each day it was a guaranteed good time. Learning about the Armor of God, the kids learned how the armor protects through bible story, games, and crafts. Even Goliath himself couldn't stop Calvary from loving on the kids. Being Knighted in the army of God was a highlight to Patrick as he was so excited to assemble his sword at crafts. A good ole game of deathball that was deemed BEEFBALL was a hit among the kids at Kendrick. Ending the week with each child receiving bible verses from throughout the week to take home was a major highlight to all the kids.