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Miami Valley Bible Bowl

The teens competed in Marion, OH against 14 other teams.

Teens Caroling at the Care Centers

Teen Update - March 2023

The teens have a newly remodeled room for their Sunday night Youth Group.  They conducted services recently at the care center and have completed a service day by stacking firewood.

Teen Service Day

Teen Mission Trip

God truly blessed us with a great trip to Mid-Western. Children’s Home.  The teens worked hard mowing grass, raking a field of hay, painting a wooden bridge over a pond, cleaning cabins, hauling split wood, fixing diesel tractors, stacking 80 lb. bags of cement, sweeping & cleaning a kitchen while maintaining great attitudes. 

Campfire devotional, hot dog . roast, volley ball, mud sliding and wiffle ball was entertainment in the evening. 

Zip-lining over the pond was a thrill , but the Creation Museum was a great trip thru God's Word to strengthen each ones Biblical knowledge.

To end the trip we enjoyed Kings Island and boy was we tired.  God brought us home safe and sound and we want to thank our family at Woodsfield for their prayers and financial support. We had a wonderful time working, spiritual education and fun on this year’s Mission' trip.  Special thanks to Kathy Hamilton for being a great cook, and Butch & Sherry for chaperones to the teens.

Creation Museum | Photo Courtesy Sherry Lallathin

New Teen Room

The teen room is up and running.  It was breath taking for the youth as they entered their room of Praise and Bible Study to God.  The youth are very thankful for their new room and and a special thanks goes out to all those who helped make this project a reality.  May God use this room and may the hearts of God's youth always be open to making right choices and honoring the direction of our Heavenly Father.  Thanks again to all the workers for their love and compassion to help the Youth Ministry grow.  It takes many parts to make up the body, but one thing is for sure, God is always the head and we will always follow his direction.

Letter to Teens

Dear Teens,

I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give directions, but I cannot always be there to lead you. I can allow you freedom, but cannot account for it. I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you. I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you lovely inside. I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you. I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you. I can teach you to be a friend, but I cannot make you one.

I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish. I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor. I can grieve about your report card, but I cannot take your tests for you. I can advise you about friends, but I cannot choose them for you.

I can teach you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure. I can tell you the facts of life, but I cannot build your reputation. I can tell you about alcohol, but I cannot say no for you. I can warn you about drugs, but I cannot stop you from using them.

I can tell you about lofty goals, but I cannot achieve them for you. I can let you baby-sit, but I cannot be responsible for your actions. I can teach you kindness, but I cannot force you to be gracious. I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make your morals.

I can love you as my child, but I cannot place you in God’s family. I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God. I can teach you about Jesus, but I cannot make Him your Savior. I can teach you to obey, but I cannot make Jesus your Lord. I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.
Thanks for listening.

Mom and Dad