We LOVED kicking off our new series, Camp Wannastay! We joined our old friends, Bug and Cubby on a camping adventure in Bug's backyard. This series your children will be learning all about how to be leaders who can set examples for others in everything that we say and do.

Need To Know: "Jesus Is My Leader!"

Christ Connection: Just like Jesus called his 12 disciples to follow him, Jesus asks us to follow him too! Jesus' disciples were people just like you and me. Jesus was a great leader too, who never sinned and always obeyed God out of love. We can follow Jesus because He knows us and He loves us. Jesus promises to take care of us and lead us even when we make mistakes! We have an awesome leader! 

Bible Story: Jesus Chooses Helpers

Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee. He saw fishermen throwing big fishing nets out 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

Don't forget, this was our last week at Leon High School for the summer. We'll see you next Sunday at our THARPE STREET location at 9:30am or 11am for Mother's Day!