This week past week was spent doing lots of student ministry. On Monday we had our weekly after school jr. bowling league at the Rec. Center. Around 20 elementary age students joined us for a couple of hours of bowling and food. It was good to interact with them and encourage them. One of the little boys even approached one of our teenage helpers to find out about getting a ride to church!
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings we were at both the Lee County High and Middle Schools for our weekly FCA Huddles. This week we watched a video of former NFL coach Tony Dungy sharing with the students about what success truly is and that is putting Christ first in everything. After school on Thursday we also held our weekly after school Bible study where we talked with the students about continuing to develop standards in their lives to help them be able to stand up to whatever pressure they may face and to impact their fellow students for Christ.
Once a month we are blessed to be able to help participate in LCHS’ Club Day. During Club day we do a morning and an afternoon FCA club where we can interact with the students. For this month’s club day I was able to show the students a video devotional by Matthew West about how their lives are stories and that God is author. When we let the author have control we can have peace in our lives, but when we try to write how our stories should go their is always disappointment. We tried to encourage the students to fully surrender their stories (lives) to Christ!
On Saturday morning, Erin and I went with my sister Amanda to Louisville where we joined my mom and dad at the Kentucky School Board Association conference. At their lunch the KSBA awarded my dad, William Owens, with their State School Board Member of the Year Award. With over 22 years of serving on the school board that have not been easy and knowing many of the frustrations and long days that he has served, it was awesome to see Dad get this award. We are very proud of him!
This morning Erin and I had a busy morning of working with the kids at our church. During the Sunday School hour we started our first Sunday as teachers for the Teen Sunday School Class. As always its interesting getting started as new teachers and sometimes getting the students to talk to you is like pulling teeth. However, by the end of the class we got a tiny bit out of them, and hopefully we can build some relationships with the students at EBC and help them grow in their walk with Christ.
After the teen class was over we had our monthly day in the toddler class for Children’s church. Whereas the teens wouldn’t move or speak, that’s all the toddlers did! However we survived ad Maeven like having her Momma and Daddy in class with her!
This week looks to be another fast paced week of ministry! Pray for energy and guidance as we share the love of Jesus. Please pray for opportunities to share Christ and that we will recognize them! We pray that you have a great week and share the love of Jesus to all you come in contact with as well!