We had our first Bible Club yesterday and we were very pleased. Lina was so excited! We knew that we would have 5, prayed for 7 and prepared for 10. We had 14 children and 2 grandmothers come. (We only invited children we knew - 4 all together- they invited their friends) Then with Mike, Lina and me we had a total of 17. One thing Lina and I learned is that we will not be able to do Bible Camp without some help. We are going to encourage Vala to take off work the week of Bible Camp and help us. We are also going to ask Slava to help. We are praying about asking one of our friends from Kaliningrad to come help us. She is a wonderful Christian young lady and is great with children. She would be a big blessing if she can come. All the kids said they would be back next week and would bring a friend. We are making preperations for 20 - I hope that will be enough. - By the way, I'm using a lot of your stuff. I've almost used all the card stock paper you had here, plus a lot of the scrap booking paper for the crafts. I'll replace as much as I can while we are home. I plan to get as much as possible for the Bible Camp while we are home. The main thing we need is visual aids for the lessons and some craft stuff.
The hope for your church to grow is in the children. If you can win them, you can win their families. Not only was Lina encouraged but Mike and I were too. When we get back at the end of July we will spend more time trying to reach the children. We now have 6 families that we can visit! We believe that having the Bible Camp at the end of August will help to get children in Sunday School in September.
Got to run, I've got to get all the crafts organized and most of them cut out so things will go smoothly next week.