Our student ministry group is proud of all seven people who made the decision to be baptized in April. Pastor Tim baptized Shannon, Andrew, Melissa, and Aloha youth graduate Tiffany.
Garth and Kathy had the honor of baptizing students Victoria and Jackie. Each of these believers publically demonstrated their faith in Christ, while obediently identifying with His death and resurrection.
The collaboration with our very own Aloha Christian School for the spaghetti fundraiser dinner was an overwhelming success. We're still waiting for the final numbers, but the gym was packed with families who stopped by to fill up on the tasty pasta, garlic bread, salad, and lemon squares. This year's raffle, consisting of 58 different gift baskets, was also a big draw.
Our students received several compliments on how well they served. Those kids worked hard that night!
On Sundays and Wednesdays, we are continuing a teaching series on "Responding to God." Recently we have dealt with themes of taking risks for the one true God (as Rahab did), battling in God's strength (like Joshua), and staying focused on the Lord in spite of distractions (identifying with the struggles of Sampson's mother, Solomon, Martha, and others).
Other ministry highlights include:
We were impressed (as always) at our students' performances and behind-the-scenes efforts for Aloha High School's presentation of "Cabaret."
Students helped out our church's King's Kids ministry by filling Easter baskets...
...And what an amazing turnout we had for the breakfast and service on Easter Sunday! Praise God that both "big church" and youth group attendance continues to grow!
Youth Pastors Garth and Kathy Hamilton
Here are a few extra pictures from our student ministry:
A small but dedicated group of Sunday School students work together on a project.
Believers "stand firm" against resistance.
"Honey, if you love me, please give me a smile..."
Eleanor writes down the group's answers to prayer.