This week’s Drive Home newsletter has a bit of a challange! The kids are recording a special video to help tell the “Twice” story and we need your families help! We need you to go on a photo scavenger hunt and send the pictures you take to me by Wednesday if you can! The details and list is in the Drive home newsletter! The Drive Home Newsletter 5/29/16

This week’s Drive Home newsletter has a bit of a challange! The kids are recording a special video to help tell the “Twice” story and we need your families help! We need you to go on a photo scavenger hunt and send the pictures you take to me by Wednesday if you can! The details and list is in the Drive home newsletter! The Drive Home Newsletter 5/29/16

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Once upon a time there was a young boy who loved sailboats.  He would sit at the harbor for hours just watching the boats bob in the water, or sail out on amazing adventures, or return to the dock and to home.  So one Christmas, under the tree, wrapped in beautiful golden paper, the boy found a sailboat model kit.  He was so excited that he left the other presents unwrapped and began right away to build his model sailboat.  It took him 4 months of painstaking gluing, tying, painting, waiting, but by late April the boat was ready.  He painted his name on the side and walked carefully down to the creek behind his house for the boat’s maiden voyage.  Barely able to contain his excitement, the boy gently set the boat in the water, and whooped with joy when the boat slowly began to sail its way down the creek.

But with the melting snow of spring, the creek was a bit larger, and a bit rougher, and a bit faster than the boy had remembered from the fall.  Soon, the little boat began to pick up speed as it drifted to the middle of the creek, and soon the creek had grown into a small river.  As his fear rose higher and higher, the boat began to outpace him and soon it was all he could do to keep up with his precious treasure.  And eventually, the boy couldn’t run anymore.  With tears in his eyes, he watched as the boat sailed down the river and out of sight.  For a month the boy searched for his boat, but by late May, he realized that the boat was gone.  Sadly the boy finished his school year and summer came without its usual joy, for his boat was gone and the boy was heartbroken.

In the middle of June, the boy was kicking a pebble down the main street of his town when he came upon the window of the resale shop.  Looking up for just a moment, the boy was shocked to see a sailboat in the window of the shop.  But more than just a sailboat, it was his very own sailboat.  With renewed joy he ran into the shop and explained to the shopowner that the boat in the window was his, even showing that his name was on the hull.  “I’m sorry, son, but I can’t just give you the boat because you say it’s yours,” the owner replied.  “If you want it, you’ll have to pay for it like everyone else.”  When the boy found out it was worth $100, he resolved to do whatever it took to buy that boat back.  So the boy hired himself out for every odd job he could find.  He walked dogs, mowed lawns, delivered papers, cleaned windows… and by the end of August, the boy had earned the $100.  Returning to the store, he proudly put the money on the counter and tenderly took the little boat in his hands and walked home.  As he walked along, he talked to his beloved little boat.  “Well, little boat, we are together again.  First I made you, and then I bought you.  Now you are twice mine.”

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Once upon a time there was a young boy who loved sailboats.  He would sit at the harbor for hours just watching the boats bob in the water, or sail out on amazing adventures, or return to the dock and to home.  So one Christmas, under the tree, wrapped in beautiful golden paper, the boy found a sailboat model kit.  He was so excited that he left the other presents unwrapped and began right away to build his model sailboat.  It took him 4 months of painstaking gluing, tying, painting, waiting, but by late April the boat was ready.  He painted his name on the side and walked carefully down to the creek behind his house for the boat’s maiden voyage.  Barely able to contain his excitement, the boy gently set the boat in the water, and whooped with joy when the boat slowly began to sail its way down the creek.

But with the melting snow of spring, the creek was a bit larger, and a bit rougher, and a bit faster than the boy had remembered from the fall.  Soon, the little boat began to pick up speed as it drifted to the middle of the creek, and soon the creek had grown into a small river.  As his fear rose higher and higher, the boat began to outpace him and soon it was all he could do to keep up with his precious treasure.  And eventually, the boy couldn’t run anymore.  With tears in his eyes, he watched as the boat sailed down the river and out of sight.  For a month the boy searched for his boat, but by late May, he realized that the boat was gone.  Sadly the boy finished his school year and summer came without its usual joy, for his boat was gone and the boy was heartbroken.

In the middle of June, the boy was kicking a pebble down the main street of his town when he came upon the window of the resale shop.  Looking up for just a moment, the boy was shocked to see a sailboat in the window of the shop.  But more than just a sailboat, it was his very own sailboat.  With renewed joy he ran into the shop and explained to the shopowner that the boat in the window was his, even showing that his name was on the hull.  “I’m sorry, son, but I can’t just give you the boat because you say it’s yours,” the owner replied.  “If you want it, you’ll have to pay for it like everyone else.”  When the boy found out it was worth $100, he resolved to do whatever it took to buy that boat back.  So the boy hired himself out for every odd job he could find.  He walked dogs, mowed lawns, delivered papers, cleaned windows… and by the end of August, the boy had earned the $100.  Returning to the store, he proudly put the money on the counter and tenderly took the little boat in his hands and walked home.  As he walked along, he talked to his beloved little boat.  “Well, little boat, we are together again.  First I made you, and then I bought you.  Now you are twice mine.”

Do you find it easy to talk with strangers, or even friends, about Jesus?  Few of us do.  And the primary reason is fear.  We all have the opportunities, and we all know we are called to it.  Jesus told us again and again to go and tell people about Him.  But it’s a scary thing to do.  So we are making it a whole lot easier.  Welcome to The Twice Challenge.  In a nutshell, the Twice Challenge is this…

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 11.00.58 AMStep 1)  Learn the story.
Step 2) Wear the shirt.
Step 3) Pray for the chance.
Step 4) Tell the story.

We are offering a simple story about a boy and his sailboat (click here for the story).  You can order a simple Tshirt for $5, but then you agree to wear it at least one day a week for the summer.  You pray all summer long that God will bring someone to ask you what your T-shirt means, and when they do, you tell them this story.  It’s simple, you don’t need “all the answers”, and doesn’t require you to initiate the conversation – we let God set that up.

So, if you’d like to be part of The Twice Challenge, click here for the sign up sheet.  But be warned: signing your name is a covenant to all four steps.  This year I’ve already told the story twice, once in Kohl’s and once on a bike path walk, just because I wore the shirt.  Commit today and just see what God has in store for you this summer!

Hello LCC folks!

Please join us after church on June 12th from 11:30-2pm for a pizza lunch and boat building session! We will get to experience what it is like to make a boat like the boy from the parable and can use this boat to share the good news of Jesus! Boats are $10 and Pizza is free! Please sign up on the children’s ministry office door in the infant nursery, online through the link below or talk to or email Bobby at Bobby@libcov.orgBuild-a-Boat Sign up Sheet

Greetings everyone! Thank you for joining us for the last Sunday before the Summer season! Download this week’s copy of the Drive Home newsletter here! The Drive Home Newsletter 5/22/16

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