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By Aaron E. Ziebarth Executive Director  

I'll never forget the first day that I drove a school bus. I was a young seminary student in need of employment. I needed something that would help to pay the bills for school. I also sensed that God was telling me to get a job where I would regularly interact with people who didn't know the Lord.

Somewhere along the line he planted in me the idea of driving a school bus. I knew this would be an opportunity to see students daily, many of whom did not know him. Little did I know that the Lord would use this opportunity to connect me with many drivers as well.  

During my second year of driving bus, I became the standby driver and back-up dispatcher. Little did I know that the Lord wanted me there so that I would develop a friendship with the dispatcher and ultimately lead him to the Lord. 

And now, years later, I still have my license and occasionally drive Released Time students and summer campers!

Currently one of our greatest needs is having licensed bus drivers. Last year, one of our longtime volunteers decided that she would get her license. "I knew there was a need. My dad was a truck driver so I thought I could do it," shares Deb Long.