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I am thankful Volunteers have the opportunity

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By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director

It usually happens about every other week. A volunteer in the Released Time Bible Program tells me how excited they are that they were able to share their testimony with a child.  And then they tell me something to the extent that, “It has been a long time since that has happened,” or “I have never been able to do that before.”

I am so thankful that they have the opportunity to share their faith, and then are able to see children respond to the gospel.

It Exceeded My Expectations

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By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director

“This retreat exceeded all my expectations.”  Chapel had just ended and a group leader was walking my way. She spoke these words with great energy and enthusiasm after the final session of this weekend’s  Joy El Camps momentum retreat. “I have been to Joy El before for a marriage retreat, and I have been on many youth retreats in the past, but this has just blown me away.