Felicia and I had a great time in Lubbock at St. Luke’s UMC.  We’ve known Andy Hurst, who is pastor there, since he was just a kid in Lorenzo.  My dad was pastor there in the mid 70’s.  Andy and his staff did a superb job of getting the church ready, and we were blown away by the excitement and participation.  One of the common statements of pastors is, “our people just don’t come out at night.”  Well, in Lubbock we were hauling chairs in for the last two nights.  It was a joy to see.  Here are some pictures from the week.

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The first two nights, we were at the Central campus of St. Lukes.

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The last two nights, we were in their Southwest campus.  As you can see from the two pictures, we had great participation.  Each night the crowd grew larger.

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We love working with the children in BibleQuest.  The two pictures above show some of the kids we worked with. They were a high-energy crowd.

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The kids lined up each night to say their favorite verses they had learned that day.

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The two pictures above show the medal winners.  They did a great job memorizing and we were very proud of their accomplishments.  Just think, God’s Word is planted down, down deep in their hearts.  And this is just the beginning!

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The presentation of Jonah as a South Louisiana Cajun was a favorite of the week.  It is a humorous story that packs a punch.

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One of the gratifying things about being in ministry is seeing God speak to hearts and draw people to Himself.

We praise God for Andy and his staff and rejoice in the ways God is moving at St. Luke’s.  May they grow more and more in their love for Him and in their service for the Kingdom.

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