Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director
The leader of a public school released time ministry in another state emailed me. He wanted to see what type of ministry Joy El was doing during the pandemic. Then, with a broken heart, he shared how their ministry has come to a screeching halt. For a variety of reasons and obstacles they are not able to minister to children right now.
A couple hours later, I was filled with gratitude as I sat in a large gymnasium where 14 leaders were gathered around tables. It wasn’t the most intimate setting because we were seeking to socially distance, but it was very intimate because of the bond that drew us together.
The leaders in that room inspired me. Their desire to move from fear to faith, to inspire hope, to take bold risks and bring glory to God has had a huge impact on other adults and children. These key leaders have motivated over 1,200 other leaders to step forward and to bring the desperately needed gospel message to face(mask) to face(mask) with children.
Fear after fear has been knocked down by faith and truth. As believers we are told that we walk by faith and not by sight.
They were two distinctly different scenarios. We know that it was God’s power that has enabled us to open Bible Adventure (Ephesians 1:18). At the same time, I also know that without the courage and commitment of the Bible Adventure missionaries, staff and volunteers, we would not be able to do ministry.
If you serve in Bible Adventure, thank you. The next time you see someone who serves in Bible Adventure please thank them for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. The next generation is being impacted.
Bible Based is one of the core values at Joy El. I am thankful that in the Bible adventure Program as well as at summer camp and our Christian Retreat Center, children are able to encounter the God of the Bible.