Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Welcome to God’s House

Here at The Hill Baptist Church we are experiencing a positive convergence of events this week.

First, we are having Vacation Bible School. That’s always a lot of fun. It’s good to have a lot of children running around the place, studying the Bible, making crafts, playing games, and learning about Jesus. We also have an adult class that I teach. This year we’re studying Baptist history. They seem to be enjoying it. No, really.

Second, we are taking our turn as hosts for the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). This is a ministry to homeless families. Specifically, IHN takes in families with children who need housing and works with them to help them become self-sufficient and to get them into housing of their own. While the families are in transition, churches take turn housing them. Here in Augusta over twenty churches of several denominations participate in this excellent ministry.

I said that we are experiencing a positive convergence of events. It has been great to have the children who are staying with us participate in our Vacation Bible School.

Last night, the class of which one of our guest children is a member was getting ready to come back inside after their recreation time. That little boy said, “I can go in anytime I want to because I’m living here this week. I’m staying at God’s house. He wants me to.”

And amen.

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