Our home church is small and filled with capable singers and teachers which leaves Mrs. Earley without a place of ministry within the church building. We love serving, teaching and being a blessing to others. After much entreaty to the Lord, He opened a door of opportunity at Countryside Baptist to help with VBS. They had lost one dear lady to Covid this past year, a servant who was a faithful worker during past VBS weeks. Mrs. Earley was able to teach the Junior class Bible lesson each night. Mr. Earley was a general helper, ministry Rep, and an assistant penny counter.
Not only did we find an opportunity to help another church, God had already led their church to feature The Earleys and Bible To You as the ministry set before the children to bring pennies for.
Here are three wonderful results of the week. First and foremost, two children accepted the Lord as their Saviour. Second, as for those pennies, well there were so many that Brother Pendley got choked up as he declared that he had never in all his years of ministry seen such a large amount brought in during a VBS. Third, the peace and joy of the week of special service gave us a longing to step out again, travel to churches, and urge people to either do BTY studies, minister to others using BTY studies, or support BTY so the work may continue.
David experience the same kinds of blessings which caused him to cry out, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name!” Our hearts sing within “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”