“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
On behalf of our team, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!! from In The Gap on Vimeo.
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Our Gift to You… A Story to Remember
As this Christmas season comes there are often many opportunities to share the love of Christ to those around us. One way is through stories! Whether it is the Christmas account of Jesus’ birth or an event that happened in your life… everyone, especially children, LOVE a good story!
Below are a couple short, simple, tips that will take your storytelling to the next level and make it a story to remember.
From all of us at In The Gap, we wish you and your loved ones a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Storytelling from In The Gap on Vimeo.
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“They’re staying from June to September?” While I was away at In The Gap, my mother told me that two girls from Taiwan were going to stay with us all summer. I was so excited, until they arrived. Even the inner city kids in Oklahoma weren’t as bad as this. And I had to deal with them 24/7. How was I supposed to endure the entire summer with these girls?
The girls were ages 10 and 11, and came from a non-Christian home. They hardly talked, and when they did, it was to criticize one another or their surroundings. I started praying for them and putting into practice the principles we learned at In The Gap about giving character-based praise and correction.
Several days after the girls arrived, the younger sister realized that her demeaning words to her sister were wrong. I got to share the gospel with her using the wordless book method we learned at ITG, and she repented and accepted Christ. A few weeks later her sister accepted Christ as well. Praise the Lord for working in their hearts!
Now Christians, the girls have a lot of character building to do. I recently had the opportunity to teach a character class for them and two of my siblings, just like we did in the schools in Oklahoma. It was so exciting! Within a week, their attitudes and choices changed dramatically, simply from a 15-20 minute character lesson each day!
Seeing the change in these girls was a huge encouragement. God taught me what a powerful tool His character is in teaching and reaching the people around us. Priscilla Sun
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Thank you for standing with us this year! We are so grateful for your prayers, support, and encouragement throughout this year. God has done abundantly above all we could have asked and imagined in allowing us to reach over 12,300 children in 559 classrooms each week this fall! God is doing mighty things and you are part of this amazing story! We are so grateful for YOU! Thank you for being part of the team!
As we take time to celebrate with family and friends, remember to spend some time blessing the Lord for all the benefits He has blessed you with throughout this year! God is so good!
~The In The Gap Team
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It was my second time giving the Bible lesson. I was really nervousabout it and kept asking God to speak through me and give me strength. We also prayed that one child would come to know Christ that day at club.
After the Bible lesson I went to the back of the room to counsel any children who had questions, and two girls joined me. I asked the first girl if she had a question, and she said, “Yes, I want to ask Jesus into my heart!” I was so excited—it was the first time I’d ever gotten to lead a child I was counseling to Christ!
As I was sharing the gospel and asking her questions, I kept asking the Lord to show me just what to say. And He did—He kept speaking through me to this little girl! At the end she was so excited about being a child of God and reading her Bible!
I was thrilled and overwhelmed with how amazingly God answered all of our prayers! Tabitha Kaneshiro
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