The Summer Is Ended

back to school

Today is back-to-school day for many students across Kentucky.  It has been fun seeing all of the pictures on Facebook of students as they return to school.  Many parents have posted side by side pictures of their children from last school year and this school year.  Some have even posted pictures from kindergarten and then pics of today.  My, how the children have grown over the years.

Where has the time gone?  It seems only a few days ago we were celebrating the end of the school year.  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 the students, teachers, faculty/staff, bus drivers, administration, and all those in the school systems to have a good and safe school year.

Back-to-school also tends to mark the end of the summer schedule for our missionaries.  Mission teams have come and gone.  Many families have been ministered to, the Gospel shared, and lives changed as a result.  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 does not end with the end of summer.  There are many opportunities to serve throughout the year.  Thousands in our own 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 is only in Him.”  We must go.  We must share that hope.

Be on the lookout for Fall and Winter 2015 mission opportunities.  Projects will be updated soon and can be found at www.kybaptist.org/go.

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).

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