Thursday, September 29, 2011

Success Beyond Imagination!

 Our first chapel was fantastic!  Our theme for the year is "God Loves You".  Sami, the youth minister at Providence Baptist Church (the original dreamers of the Ruth School) provided upbeat, simple praise choruses for the students.  They loved singing!  Next Boulevard Baptist Church team member, Justin, and CBF Student.Go'er, Anna, acted out a skit with a passenger wanting to go in a taxi to the Ruth School.  With laughter this
gave us the segway for the Boulevard team to present the story of Ruth.  Then we were able to explain how the Ruth School got its name.  God blessed us with the talents of several people to offer a worship time on the right grade level and that kept the interest of the students. 

Sewing club has begun!  We had 14 students, mostly girls with a few boys, come to learn how to sew.  As
Toni, Boulevard team member, instructed the students on how to begin, you could feel the excitement.  And it grew considerably when she moved them to the machines!  You could hear the motors running and exclamations as the students began practicing.  They learned the basics of sewing a straight line, pinning seams, sewing on buttons, and how to do corners.  At the end of the session the students modeled their fleece scarves.  Unfortunately the machines couldn't take the wear and tear.  Of the 30 donated machines we could only get 9 to sew the day before club.  By the end of sewing club only 2 still functioned.  But the students still had a great time and are already asking when the next club will be! 
Thank you for praying for these two activities.  God's hand was upon us and the blessings were immeasurable!

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