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When I was in High School, I was in several musicals and plays. One of those, some of you may remember, was “Bye Bye, Birdie” This play was centered on a small town teenaged girl, Kim McAfee, who is the president of the fan club of a rock-and-roll star who is being drafted. Conrad Birdie, the rocker in the mold of Elvis, visits the girl at her hometown for a “farewell” concert, and romance develops. I played Mr. McAfee, Kim’s father, a part made famous on Broadway and in film by Paul Lynde. One of the songs from that show is called “Kids” It’s a song of parental angst with these lyrics:

I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today!
Who can understand anything they say?
They a disobedient, disrespectful oafs!
Noisy, crazy, dirty, lazy, loafers!
While we’re on the subject:
You can talk and talk till your face is blue!
But they still just do what they want to do!
Why can’t they be like we were,
Perfect in every way?
What’s the matter with kids today?

Having just spent a week with six of the church’s kids, I can now declare that song to be untrue (as far as our kids are concerned.) Cable’s Youth proved themselves to be splendid missionaries to the community of Minneapolis, MN. Thanks to all of the assistance provided by this church, your youth represented you and Christ very well on the trip.

Your kids served young people, families and older adults during their missions week. One group assisted at a summer school. Another group worked at an elder care residence and the third group did construction jobs around town. In the evening, all of the kids helped serve at homeless shelters and at a community-wide picnic. All-in-all it was a job well done.

Now, if your children are younger than youth group aged, you are likely to be anticipating our Vacation Bible School. This year’s program begins on July 21st and is called “Rock Solid!” This year we cover the following topics:

* Who is Jesus?
* Where did Jesus come from?
* Why did Jesus do what He did?
* What is Jesus doing now?
* When will we see Jesus again?

We are planning on meeting some new puppet friends and learning some really cool, new songs. I hope that you are getting excited about bringing children to VBS, and I hope that, if you are able, you would pray about helping out in some capacity. God has blessed our little, country church with loads of children. Let’s pray that they find Cable Church to be a great place to call their church home.

Praying for the children,

Pastor Clint

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