I’m in a roomful of winners!
This was in the NYTimes this morning (Front page. True story. Look it up. OK don’t…):
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH of Temecula, CA, ran away with the competition yesterday at the International Carnival Competition hosted by Bible Baptist Church of National City. Witnesses were quoted as ‘being stunned’ that these teens could perform at such a high level.
“I just stood there and watched… I couldn’t believe it!” said one of the BBC hosts. “They made SO many of those little papers in the bucket… it’s GOT to be a world record.”
And it was.
Calvary Baptist simply did it “to the glory of God” said youth pastor and coach Ryan Rench. “We just knew that if we stayed focused, we could do this!”
Competitions ranged anywhere from stuffing your head in a bowl of ice cream to shooting hoops to building full-scale bridges to literally carrying stacked cities by hand. It was no joke… this group is a force to note.
I’m impressed. Whoever that journalist was, he got it right! Winners.
So anyway, yesterday’s youth rally was REALLY about the preaching; oh, and… Bro. McCracken is still amazing. It was great to go down to San Diego and hear him preach yesterday. It’s easy to get on the broad path… but what about getting and staying on the narrow way. It’s the only one that leads to life, joy and happiness.
I’m sorry if you had to miss yesterday. We’ve got another one coming up in 2 weeks, and I hope you can make it! We love you and want God’s best!
SATURATION SATURDAY – THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 am.
MISSIONS COMMITMENT SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
Be praying about what the Lord will have you give to missions in 2012.
MISSIONARY KYLE SHERIDAN, CHILE – NEXT SUNDAY, JAN. 29
YOUTH RALLY – SATURDAY Feb. 4 – 12pm – 7:30pm
Youth Rally costs: $5. ALSO bring money for lunch after doorknocking.