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The Byers have been added to the Missionary Highlights page. Please remember to talk with God about the work these missionaries are doing. Thanks!
Nora and Pieter Kalkman are missionaries to Prague, Czech Republic. See their recent newsletter on the Missionary Highlights page.
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“I think we have two choices in the face of such big beauty (the universe): terror or awe. And this is precisely why we attempt to chart God, because we want to be able to predict Him, to dissect Him, to carry Him around in our dog and pony show. We are too proud to feel awe and to fearful to feel terror. We reduce Him to math so we don’t have to fear Him, and yet the Bible tells us fear is the appropriate response, that it is the beginning of wisdom.” Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 204
Boy Scout Troop 78 has a small problem. We need more boys! We are down to 2 boys. The Boy Scouting program works better with more boys. This troop has been at Clearfield Community Church for over 60 years and if we don’t find more boys we might be faced with the tough reality of allowing the Troop to dissolve (without boys, a troop can’t exist).
Scouting has been the victim of a lot of bad publicity recently. As is so typical of our society today, there is never a balanced set of reporting from the press when something negative happens. Yes, Scouting has had some challenges, but the vast majority of leaders in Scouting are highly dedicated and genuinely interested in helping boys become men and good citizens of our nation. Scouting continues to grow and evolve with the times. For example, the boys just earned the Geo-caching Merit Badge. Many people don’t even know what Geo-caching is, but it is sort of a modern day treasure hunt or hide-and-seek. To geo-cache, the boys used a GPS device to find where people have hidden things (cache’s). This isn’t a merit badge I could earn when I was a Scout (of course, the GPS wasn’t even part of imagination at that point).
Even with a new merit badges, the lessons of preparedness, first aid and service are ever present in the Scouting method. These sorts of lessons continue to be emphasized. Our boys today have so many choices, but sadly, they seem to be committing more and more time to video games rather than learning things Scouting teaches or doing outdoor activities like hiking, camping, kayaking — stuff that Scouts do!
Whatever any of you can do to help us find more boys would be sincerely appreciated. Boy Scouts takes boys 11 – 17 years old. Please talk to your family and friends about scouting. Many members of this church were in Troop 78 as a boy and we would like to continue that legacy. Please call either myself, Ernie Kyed, at 801-518-1296, or Joe Lorenzo at 801-540-0875 for more information.
Since the fire at the Church, we have been very fortunate to be based at the Layton Hills Baptist Church. We are very grateful to the membership of Layton Hills, but we are really missing our true home. We, like many of you, drive past the church anxious to see what rises from the ashes. With your help finding new boys, hopefully we come back with a troop ready for bright future because of the sponsorship and support of the Clearfield Community Church.
Richard Axmann has informed us that the cardboard and paper recycling bin is back on the church parking lot on the south side of 200 South. We get cash for every time it is emptied. Use it.
It only takes an hour to listen to Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis.org explain this concept. Enjoy! (Highlight the URL below, right-click it, & choose “Go to http://…”)
“I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God.” Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, page 13