Estes Echo

Lads to Leaders in Memphis

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:7-9

This weekend a number of our kids, their parents, and others who have been working hard for months will be heading to Memphis to represent the Estes congregation at the annual Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes convention. They have been studying scripture, practicing puppets shows, planning speeches, preparing for debate rebuttals, leading singing, creating scrapbooks and art projects, and working on a number of other skills. These skills are training them to have the confidence and zeal to serve the Lord’s church well into the 21st century.

The organization, celebrating its 45th year, carries the motto “Building Godly Leaders for Tomorrow.” L2L holds conventions in various cities to showcase the work that young people in churches have been doing and to allow them to compete in the areas in which they have been training. This year’s convention theme is “Here am I, Send Me.”

Thanks to all of our coaches and mentors who have worked with our puppet teams, Bible Bowl teams, debate team, our speeches and song leading, our oral Bible reading skills, and our art skills. Thanks to Brent and Melinda Rudder, our fearless leaders. Keep the group in your prayers this weekend!

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Let my lips utter praise; For thou teachest me thy statutes. Psalm 119:170-172

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:14-16