This week we have a group of kids from Millbrook, near Truro in Nova Scotia. There are also a couple of girls from St. Mary's this week as well.
Last night was the first Chapel Gathering for the week. Our guest speaker this week is Micah Hiltz, a youth pastor from Fredericton. He had a wonderful introduction to the week and set a foundation for the scripture as the wholly inspired Word of God. As an illustration of this point Micah asked three staff members to write portions of a short story. Each was to write about a boy and his dog, name them and complete a portion of the story. Anna was asked to write the introduction, Abby the big twist and Trevor was to conclude the story. The only catch was none of them could know what the other was writing. As you can imagine the story didn't fit together very well. Micah explained that no one but God could be the author of the Bible, that all of the books, although written over a period of over 1500 years by the hand of 40 different men, God inspired the whole Bible, keeping it 100% accurate and with no mistakes! I thought it was a good illustration, so I've posted the story written by our three staff members below for you to read.
Once upon a time, there was a boy & his new puppy ...
(Anna Northrup) "The boy's name was Bobby, the puppy, who had come with it's name, was called Rufus. Bobby was the only boy in his grade who still had not grown a moustache, he wore hand-me down clothes, had to walk to school because he'd outgrown his bike, and was often held back after class, not because he was disruptive, but because he could never pay attention in his class, and this upset his teacher.
Bobby never seemed to have what he wanted, and things never turned out the way he hoped - until the birthday that his parents gave him a new puppy for his gift, and he became the happiest boy in the world."
... but suddenly one day, the puppy was gone ... (Abby Nash) "His bark wasn't seeming to work ... the owner was paniced that she couldn't find her dear ol' doggie Bessy. Andrew was beginning to worry and he was still out walking in the deep dark forest with the moon shining and UFO's flying by at 1,000mph ... then Andrew suddenly heard a strange noise and somehow a 50x larger Preying Mantice comes out of the wood and starts chasing Andrew ... exasperated, Andrew finally found a little hole in the ground and crawled in it ... the next morning he wakes up and gets a start on the crack of dawn and starts looking for his dear ol' bessy."
(Trevor Knightly) "It turned out that Bullzeye wasn't really lost but instead while coming home from Moncton the entire family got really tired. Mom was asleep in the front seat and Johnny was also. Even Dad almost went off the road. But when they all got home tired as ever, Johnny forgot Bullzeye was in the very back of the car. So when Johnny couldn't find Bullzeye, he was sleeping in the car. Fortunately Bullzeye started barking and Dad heard him from outside when he was watering the garden. dad let Bullzeye out and Johnny who had been searching for hours finally found Bullzeye."
... & the boy and his puppy lived happily ever after. THE END!
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