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Gil and Denise Thomas

Good Soil Evangelism

July 2020

New Missionaries are in the building!!

On July 10th we were excited to welcome a new set of ABWE missionaries for their orientation. Those from the March class that had to do everything online also arrived later to gain some onsite training and getting to know ABWE face to face. It is always a joy to hear their testimonies of how God has worked in their lives to bring them to this point of commitment to missions. Our sendoff ceremony this year was held outside in front of the mission office overlooking the beautiful valley below. One of the highlights for us of training these new missionaries us is giving the Good Soil seminar.

It has been a joy to test run our latest curriculum called “The Greatest Bridge Adventure”. At our church Grace Baptist in Lewisberry, PA, we chose to run the program over five Sundays, going from 9:30 to 12:00. The different elements of the program are: Opening skit, songs, Bible lesson, memory verse activity, mission story, snacks, crafts, and games. Yes, it is set up like a VBS or 5-day club. We had a great crew and the kids are getting a clear view of what it means to go from spiritual death to eternal life, across God’s Chronological Bridge to Life.

This next week we will be giving the weeklong cross-cultural church planting course called EMC (Essential Mission Components). Please be in prayer for our staff, the missionaries and their kids. With Covid restrictions there has been a lot of juggling of how we normally do things. Training will happen in several rooms and the kid’s program with be at a local church—not mixing with the other adults. We are thankful for technology that allows us to make the experience as close to normal as we can.

It has been an exciting July. Please be in prayer that we may finish the month strong.

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Posted: February 1, 2012

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Category: Missions, North America