Bible School – Tuesday

White Oak Church of the Brethren Bible School – Tuesday, July 12

I wasn’t able to attend every night, but have lots of pictures to post – from the four out of five nights that I did attend.

Bible School 1 (1)Gathering by class before Bible school began

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Bible School 1 (5)Registration

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Bible School 1 (7)Grocery carts were available for food donations to Manheim Central Food Pantry.

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Bible School 1 (9)I was on the balcony before the teachers and children came inside.

Bible School 1 (10)It felt like we were inside an ocean.

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Bible School 1 (19)Tyler leading the singing

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Bible School 1 (24)Our granddaughter Jana (black top) helped to teach one of the grade 3 classes.

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Bible School 1 (30)Anthony (superintendent) welcomed everyone.

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Bible School 1 (32)The theme verse

Bible School 1 (33)Opening devotions by Deitrick

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Bible School 1 (36)Story time by David and his sons Caleb and Benny. “We’re going bear hunting and we’re not afraid.”

Bible School 1 (37)They went through swamps, rivers, and woods – squish, squish – swim, swim, stomp, stomp.

Bible School 1 (38)After each “difficulty” they reminded us – and themselves – that they were not afraid…

Bible School 1 (39)…until they met a “bear” – their little brother Elliot.

Bible School 1 (40)Then they went running back to their tent. 🙂

Bible School 1 (41)David asked if we noticed that they did not pray about their bear hunting trip or ask God to guide them. They just went – doing what they wanted to do. He reminded us to talk to God about each thing we do – asking Him for wisdom and guidance.

Bible School 1 (42)Going to their classrooms

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Bible School 1 (45)I went around to many of the 23 classrooms to take a quick photo. There were two classes for each age group from Nursery to Grade 6. Grade 7 and Grade 8 had only one classroom. Grade 9 and above were in the sanctuary.

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Bible School 1 (51)You may recognize the teacher on the right as our grandson Nathan. This was grade 7.

Bible School 1 (78)Taken from another angle when Nate was teaching. Our grandson Ian was in this class – just in front of the podium.

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Bible School 1 (56)Bible memory work was sometimes conducted in the quietness of the hallway.

Bible School 1 (57)I barely recognized the doorway to our Sunday school class room. 🙂

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Bible School 1 (74)I walked in this room and our grandson Jesse (orange) said, “Hi, Grandma.”

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Bible School 1 (79)After making my rounds, I went back to the balcony and listened to the adult lesson with Luther.

Bible School 1 (81)Each night we heard messages (skype, recorded, or personal) from some of our missionaries who were supported by Bible school. This is Zachary and Monica Nolt, their son Jaden and Damon Crouse who serve in Maine.

Bible School 1 (80)Craig Russell and his daughters Madison and Abigail represented their family who have spent many years in Brazil. They are currently in North Carolina where Craig is training missionary pilots. Craig and Shannon have two other children – Daniel and Emily.

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Tomorrow I will post pictures from another night of Bible school.

8 thoughts on “Bible School – Tuesday

  1. Thanks for the pics! Lots of hard work with all that decorating! God bless as you sow the seeds of the Word in these children’s lives! Linda Martin ( former white Oaker)

  2. You have lots of talented people in your congregation! And wonderful participation by both the teachers and the taught. We never had an adult class in our VBS when I was growing up. I haven’t heard “The Windows of Heaven” in many years. I remember that an evangelist taught it to us one year at our fall revival week a long, long time ago.

  3. We used to go on “bear hunts” when we went camping. Fun memories of sitting around a campfire and going on bear hunts. Then just a couple weeks ago my sister took her grandchildren on a bear hunt. They loved it and beg to do it again.

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