Baptism Spring 2017
ESL Ministry Update
ESL Easter Praise
On Good Friday morning we welcomed 9 new students at ESL, including a couple from Iran and another from China, whose two little boys became instant friends during intake. Pastor Clarke gave a large-group presentation on the real meaning of Easter (show stolen by his daughter Evie). Our mid-class break outdoors was a hit. Most important: about 8 ESL students and their families came to church on Sunday to hear more about Jesus and participate in Easter worship! Praise God for the leadership in this amazing ministry and the hearts of these students!
MOPS Mammas Testimonials
VBC Staff: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
HOME for Thanksgiving Testimonials
“The Comers’ Thanksgiving celebration took place in the backyard to accommodate our friend, John Poole, who is confined to a wheelchair. We praise God for the perfect weather for our lunch! In addition to our son and his family, we had friends from church and also hosted two families for their FIRST Thanksgiving EVER! Both the women are in Keri’s ESL group on Friday mornings and have only been in the States for a few months. They both have sons so this was a perfect choice for us since our grandson was with us and he is such a people-lover!”
From the Prochnow crew…
“We had a great time with our guests. Our ESL student and her family were from China. They seem to really enjoy themselves and we loved having them. At first communication was a little rough. While we were sitting at dinner I remembered that I had a translation app on my phone. Once I started using the app it was much easier to talk. We talked about where they lived, school, and the church they attend here in the states. They were also sent home with lots of Thanksgiving left overs and pie!!! We plan on inviting them to our annual new years party. This year we were blessed to also host people from Indonesia and Hungry so it was wonderful to have so many ESL friends learning to communicate and be thankful together. An English phrase our ESL student had mastered: “It’s very nice to meet you and your family!””