Tuesday, July 11
Operation Arctic – Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet.
It was interesting to see the exterior to this room – our usual Sunday school room.
We arrived early, so I walked around the hallway on the first level – I did not go to the basement rooms.
Rooms and door entrances were decorated to look like cabins, or with arctic animals and arctic landscape.
By the time I arrived back at the front of the church, the teachers and students were gathering.
I noticed these three when I stepped through the door to the balcony, and thought – how neat we have a few street kids tonight – then I recognized them as three of our young people dressed up for “story time.” 🙂
The pulpit area and sanctuary looked quite different than usual.
Gordon led singing as students and teachers arrived in the sanctuary.
Dave – a superintendent – welcomed everyone and prepared us for the evening.
The animal feature on this night was the Artic Hare.
The Bible verse for the week.
Opening devotions. If I remember correctly this was Brayden.
Joanna was the narrator for story time.
She is telling Jesse to wake up!
We were surprised to discover that there was someone in the sleeping bag. He rolled down the steps when Joanna startled him. 🙂
He was kind of a hermit living alone in an arctic cabin.
He and the narrator had a bit of a dialog about his lifestyle.
About this time the three young people who were on the balcony with me entered the scene as three British explorers searching for treasure that was supposed to be left behind by a plane wreck.
After some discussion and searching maps, they discovered that Jesse’s cabin was built on top of the treasure.
After they left to think about what to do, the bush pilot arrived with a letter for Jesse.
Jesse (not his stage name – but I don’t remember that) was surprised to receive a letter from his sister saying that she was coming to visit. He was not pleased about that possibility…
…to be continued tomorrow night.
Singing the prayer song before going to their classes.
Cerwin and I enjoyed the adult class where Larry Rohrer taught a challenging lesson about the impact of the Bible in the world. (This is about half of the class. I didn’t photograph the right side of the aisle.)
We were especially interested in this lesson, because Larry asked to meet with us to hear about the impact of Transport For Christ. We took him and Carol to the International Office and asked each staff person to have a favorite story written down for him.
One of the facts that impacted me was that there are currently about seven and a half billion people living on earth and the only way each of those people will hear the truth of the gospel is if someone tells them or gives them a Bible.
If you want to watch something interesting and challenging, go to http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ and watch the population grow.