FBC Ponca Cit is winding down this year’s version of VBS. The Colossal Coaster World has been a thrilling ride. As the pastor of the church, I enjoy daily watching the little ones coming in the doors and the sound of running feet down the halls. It makes my heart glad to know that they are having the gospel presented to them daily.
This weekend is Father’s Day. Appropriate to follow on the heels of VBS, don’t you think? Of course it is! The primary responsibility of spiritual development of children does not reside with the children’s ministry…or even with the church for that matter! It belongs to the home. And spiritual leadership begins with dads.
So, this week, as we continue to study through the gospel of Mark we will land on Mark 10:13-16. Perfect. The Gospel has requirements. And what does it require? That we receive it as a child. Ahhh…back to VBS…and to Father’s Day! What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God like a child? Please! I am not telling you NOW. You either have to be here or watch live at www.fbcponca.org. But I promise you this…I will say something to challenge you, something to comfort you, and something to make you think. And hopefully we will hear from God, learn from His Word, and be changed.
Our last day of choir tour was our “fun day.” We spent the day at World’s of Fun. The fact that most of K.C. was still in school, it being a Wednesday, and the threat of rain scared off any would be crowd. We practically had the whole park to ourselves. Everyone was able to ride whatever they wanted, multiple times. After enjoying a fun day in the park we got on the road home early. I thank God that he protected us as we drove, because it was very windy and we ran into some heavy rain near Witchita. We made it in about 9:00 p.m. to the delight of many a happy parent. I am sorry we were unable to sing on Wednesday evening, but I look forward to sharing with everyone in worship this upcoming Sunday morning! Thank you for following along on our adventures and thank you for praying for us.
Day four of choir tour started out early. We got up, ate breakfast and headed out toward Chilicothe, MO at about 8:00 a.m. Chilicothe is about an hour and fifteen minutes to the Northeast of Kansas City. After driving through town we arrived at The Baptist Home. We unloaded, set up our sound, warmed up and then sang for the residents.
After singing at the Baptist Home we loaded up and headed back to Kansas City where we spent the afternoon helping the City Union Mission Family Shelter get some tasks done.
Then we served a meal to the residents that were currently staying at the family shelter…all 92 of them. After finishing our tasks and a long day I announced our surprise for the evening: a Kansas City Royals baseball game!
After the game it was back to the hotel for some much needed rest.