UpBuilding Men, Women, and Children in Practical Christianity

March 2008 Monthly Letter

" And a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6d

God demonstrated this Biblical truth at two of the most recent Weekends.

Jodi is an 11 year old girl. She was staying with her grandparents in Hamilton, Ohio. Grandma wanted to attend the Women's session on Saturday afternoon so she brought Jodi with her. (The advertised information is “for women and teenagers”.)

I found her to be amazingly attentive. Her eyes seemed glued to mine and to every passage of Scripture that was taught. In particular, she focused on the lessons of how to study the Word and how to pray creatively with a candle and a family photo.

Because each of the sessions contains personal application, she thrilled to put into practice the Bible study principles of W. I. G: (Yes, I do wear a wig as a visual aid!)

What is God saying in this particular passage? OR What is the basic content?

Implication for me? (the reader)

Goal for me to put into action today when finished reading and meditating on it?

Jodi and her grandmother shared time together studying Psalms 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he mediates day and night.” I saw her delight in being able to participate in all 3 of the W.I.G. phases, even as a pre-teen!

About an hour after the Women's session ended, the pastor got a call from Jodi's grandfather. He said, “What are you doing at that church? My granddaughter came home and announced to me that she was going up to her bedroom to read her Bible. Thirty minutes later she came downstairs and asked if she could have a candle. I told her that in this house 'we don't play with candles.' She said, ' Grandpa, I'm not going to play with it I'm going to pray with it.' She then went down to recreation room and prayed for our family using photos of our entire family for another half an hour! I saw this with my own eyes because I peeked in on her!”

On Sunday morning at 2 of the 3 worship services, that grandfather shared this story from the pulpit—each time with tears that moved the congregations (and me) to tears!

Then in Bay Town, Texas after the Family Session where one of the teachings was on Reviving a Time of Family Worship in the Home that included the W.I.G. teaching, an 11 year old boy named Sean, made this comment: “Rev. Rand, I have always known how to read the Bible, tonight with my family I learned how to study it and apply it.”

That made my day! And You make these Weekends possible. Thank you!

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