School is back in session and, although you would not know it from the 90ᵒ temperatures we are having, summer is almost over. It has been fun seeing pictures on Facebook of students as they return to school. Parents have posted side by side pictures of their children from last school year and this school year. This morning I saw a picture of a young lady that started her first day at the University of Kentucky. It seems only yesterday that she was in kindergarten. My, how quickly they grow up. Where has the time gone?
Although there are still several weeks of summer left, for many the beginning of school seems to mark the end of their summer. Please pray for students, teachers, faculty/staff, bus drivers, lunchroom workers, administrators, and all those in the school system to have a good and safe school year.
Back-to-school also tends to mark the end of summer schedules for our missionaries. Mission teams have come and gone. Many families have been ministered to, the Gospel has been shared, and lives have been changed. Praise God for their willingness to serve and for those who have experienced new life in Christ as a result.
Although much has been done, there is still much work to do. Missions do not end with the end of summer. There are opportunities to serve throughout the year. Thousands in our backdoor, in our state, our nation, and around the world still need the Gospel. We must not slack; never give up. We must be about our Father’s business of taking the message of hope to them.
The children at my church sing a little chorus that says, “I hope you see that my hope in only in Jesus, and I hope you see that your hope in only in Him.” We must go. We must share that hope.
Be on the lookout for Fall and Winter mission opportunities. Projects will be updated soon on the KBC Mission Opportunities page (www.kybaptist.org/go). Churches have already begun to fill Christmas Backpacks (www.kybaptist.org/backpacks) for needy children where the Gospel will be shared. Let’s keep on showing and sharing the love of Christ. Many still need to hear.
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).