We LOVED kicking off our new series, Camp Wannastay! This series we will learn that following Jesus will make us great leaders because Jesus is the greatest leader ever! We will join Sponge,  Stir Fry and Chipper at Camp Wannastay all summer to learn about being leaders! 

Need To Know: "I Can Be A Leader!" 

Christ Connection: Jesus gathered twelve men to become his friends and showed them that he was the Son of God. Jesus prepared them to share with others about who he was and how he came to this earth to die for our sins and save our lives.

Bible Story--Twelve Men

Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee. He saw fishermen throwing big fishing nets into the water. Jesus called, "Peter! Andrew! Come, follow Me. I'll teach you how to tell people about God." The two men gladly went with Jesus!

Jesus walked on down the shore. He saw two other fishermen in a boat. "James and John!" Jesus called. "Come with Me!" James and John also went with Jesus. Now Jesus had FOUR helpers!

Later, Jesus saw a man named Matthew. Matthew was working, collecting money. "Follow Me, Matthew," said Jesus. Matthew got right up and went with Jesus. Now Jesus had FIVE friends to help Him! 

Jesus asked more people to follow Him - six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve helpers! Jesus taught His 12 helpers many things about God's love. Jesus' helpers told other people what they'd learned about God's love!  

God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.306-309