March was a VERY busy month at our home church. Everyone was gearing up for the California Christian School Competition that our church hosts. It is an exciting time as the students prepare events to enter in the competition. This kids were thrilled to get back to the states right in time to be a part. We had been working on their events for many weeks while we were still in Estonia.
One of my greatest desires is that my kids will serve the Lord with the talents that God has given them. This competition challenges the students to develop and use their talents for His honor and glory.
Shortly before the competition, the students have a chance to practice their events at the annual school Talent Show. Grandparents, other family members, church members, and friends are invited to attend. It is also a fundraiser for the school to help pay for the students to attend the competition.
Our kids entered these events:
40 yard dash (Andrew)
Art (Daniel, Sarah)
Spelling (Andrew, Sarah)
Piano Solo (Daniel, Andrew, Sarah)
Poem (Daniel, Andrew)
Ensemble (Daniel - Jr. High / Andrew, Sarah - Junior)
Hand Chimes - (Daniel - Jr. High / Andrew, Sarah - Junior)
Preaching - Daniel
All of the kids did an outstanding job!
I'll take a quick minute to share how the kids did (big smile)....if you don't mind
Daniel (Jr. High)
Preaching - 3rd place, Hand Chimes - Honorable Mention
Piano - 1st place, Poem - 1st place, Ensemble - 1st place
Poem -1st place, Hand Chimes - 1st place
Ensemble - 1st place, Piano - 1st place
Hand chimes - 1st place, Ensemble - 1st place
The Junior Ensemble did an awesome job!
What a joy it was to hear them sing I Love the Old Bible with such zeal and enthusiasm.
During the several days the students are gathered for competition, there are several preaching sessions as well. This year the older students were privileged to hear Pastor John Goetsch of Yuma, Arizona. Stephen Benefield, Missionary to Cambodia, preached to the younger group.
|the awards rally|
|young ladies from our school|
|students from Sequoia Baptist Academy|
|Junior Ensemble receiving their medals|
|Sarah is pleased with her medal|
|Andrew receiving an award|
|Daniel receiving his 3rd place ribbon for preaching|
Three of the grandchildren sang A Goodly Heritage. The judges thought it was so good they wanted them to sing it at the award rally. It was a touching and special memory.
|Elizabeth Farrell, Candace Benefield, Austin Farrell|
|my parents listening to their grandchildren sing|
I am so thankful for my heritage. What a blessing it is for my kids to see their grandparents still faithfully serving the Lord.