Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday School Party

Last October(ish) Jason stepped out of his position as teacher of the youth Sunday School class to participate in a Crown Financial class led by some precious teachers in our church, Brother Mack & Mrs. Sandie. They are one of the most encouraging, generous, faithful couples I have ever known. If they hadn't opened their mouths with one word I would have been blessed to be in their class by their example alone. However, we did thoroughly enjoy good teachings, though most of the class was discussion and testimony time. We had weekly Scriptures to memorize and daily homework to complete alone and with our spouses. There were 8 of us in the class. It was probably the best Sunday School experience I've ever had. It was the first time Jason and I have ever attended Sunday School together (he's always been teaching). We were extremely challenged by the teachings, refreshed by the fellowship and encouraged by the testimonies. As we have sought to readjust our finances to fit the principles of God's Word and commited to get out of debt, we have seen God miraculously provide again and again and again. Really, we've watched Him do that in our lives for a long time, but we are just seeing it even more abundantly. We are finding more and more freedom to give generously, save carefully, and spend wisely. If you ever get the chance to take the Crown Financial class--do it. It's a lot of work, but worth every minute of the time you'll spend searching God's Word for the 2, 350 verses dealing with how to biblically handle your finances. All that to say, the class ended in January and Brother Mack and Mrs. Sandie have started teaching another class, but being as precious as they are, they haven't forgot about their pilot class. So, yesterday they invited all of us over for a time of eating, fellowship, and testimony sharing. Brother Mike joined us and unfortunately three couldn't make it, but we thouroughly enjoyed the time we had with those who could make it. The kids did a great job entertaining themselves and had great attitudes. I was very proud of them! Ivory entertained herself for some time with magazines and then was even more excited when Mrs. Sandie brought out some children's books. She read to herself for probably more then an hour. Micah was content to play with 2 legos, a spiderman, and Ivory's pink hairbrush. He also did LOTS of crawling, pulling up, cruising, and general climbing. I'm very grateful for the fellowship of believers God has blessed us with in this community and across the world.

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