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Carrying Our Burdens

Thoughts of failure overwhelmed me as I tried to finish my homework. I needed twelve ideas—object lessons, illustrations, or skits—to complete my paper, and so far I had a total of one. I also had to give a speech the next day, and I was stressing out. In the throes...

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Does Jesus Still Love Me?

“I don’t think God is going to do anything special through me here.” This thought nagged me the whole way to school. Sure enough, at the end of the day I left school disappointed. It had gone well enough, but I didn’t feel that the kids got anything out of what I...

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Overcoming Darkness with Light

"Everyone is dark and scary." This is what a kindergartener told me at Bible club. I could see the fear in her eyes. Another girl on my small group joined in the conversation. "Sometimes I see things that scare me too, like people in Halloween costumes. They look like...

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Freedom From Lies

Since last summer, I have been struggling with a strong fear of rejection. I didn't know how to break it, or if the power of this fear could be broken at all. I’d been trying to do it in my own strength, and asking God to help me do it. But it had never occurred to me...

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Jet Lag

I was overjoyed at the prospect of coming back to ITG this session, but nervous. My family and I would be arriving back in the States from an overseas missions trip the day before session started. I would surely still be suffering from jet lag. How would I survive? I...

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Merry Christmas!

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 On behalf of our team, we would like to wish you and your...

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A Story to Remember

Our Gift to You... A Story to Remember   As this Christmas season comes there are often many opportunities to share the love of Christ to those around us. One way is through stories! Whether it is the Christmas account of Jesus' birth or an event that happened in...

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Two Girls From Taiwan

"They're staying from June to September?" While I was away at In The Gap, my mother told me that two girls from Taiwan were going to stay with us all summer. I was so excited, until they arrived. Even the inner city kids in Oklahoma weren’t as bad as this. And I had...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for standing with us this year! We are so grateful for your prayers, support, and encouragement throughout this year. God has done abundantly above all we could have asked and imagined in allowing us to reach over 12,300 children in 559...

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I Want To Ask Jesus

It was my second time giving the Bible lesson. I was really nervousabout it and kept asking God to speak through me and give me strength. We also prayed that one child would come to know Christ that day at club. After the Bible lesson I went to the back of the room to...

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When I Grow Up

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I asked the class. Several children raised their hands. “A judge,” said one. “A teacher,” said another. The third said, “A basketball player!” I called on one last boy: "I want to be a preacher," he said with a striking...

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The Name of Jesus In Class

"Jesus! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!" The little girl's words were a direct answer to prayer. The day before God had burdened my heart to pray that the name of Jesus would be spoken in class at school. I realized that throughout the session we actually got to talk a lot about...

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