Hiding God’s Word in Their Hearts
Emily Buratovich and Bethany Weidman, members of the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Quiz Team, attended the Free Methodist Bible Quizzing Nationals 2017. They won third place in the Senior Teen Veteran B division, and lost the second-place quiz by one question.
We also participated in a work project at an inner-city school in Rochester. Quizzers weeded the front garden, planted new flowers, spread gravel, and uprooted pesky mulberry trees. We also organized clothes closets, washed the clothes, organized a science storage closet, threw out mountains of junk, updated bulletin boards, cleaned up and decorated the cafeteria, and picked up trash around the neighborhood during a prayer walk. Emily was one of the student organizers of this project.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11 (NIV)
We saw unbelieving students come to Christ, others weep over their sins, and many others repent of unconfessed sin. Kevin Austin encouraged the quizzers to attack the problem of modern slavery by first looking at themselves and the ways they live, and the values they espouse. It was a remarkable weekend.
Emily also received a personal call to apply for the 2018 Kenya trip. North American quizzers will visit Kenya and demonstrate quiz techniques and promote the value of quizzing to children in Kenya. She will complete the application process soon and wait to hear.
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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church is a Biblical community, in which people from all walks of life join together to worship our amazing God, grow in knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ, connect with one another to find acceptance and friendship in the Body of believers, and then scatter to serve the world and our community in order to build God’s Kingdom here on earth.…