On March 23 we joined the Good News Club after school program that meets every Monday throughout the school year at Crabapple Elementary in Peachtree City, Georgia. It was thoroughly encouraging to join about 50 kids plus dedicated volunteers who meet regularly to creatively learn about THE Good News of Jesus at this public school.
A recent survey of public schools hosting Good News Clubs in America shows that over half of school principals reported noticeably improved behavior in students who attend the Club. One of the responding principals said, “…the students who are in the Good News Club rarely receive discipline referrals to the office. Undoubtedly, the club has been a successful part in our curbing bullying and classroom disrespect for the children.” Students learn that God loves them and it helps them to love others.
Dustin challenged the students to follow Jesus and live for Him, using their gifts to make an impact in the world around them. It was awesome to hear many repeat a prayer of commitment to follow to Jesus. We pray these students continue to grow in their understanding of how great God is and how much He loves them!
|So many happy faces!|
|Fake-out fall gets them every time!|