SMI 2018 was a great success! Our theme this year was Unashamed, and our key verse(s) was Romans 1:16-17. We had 83 kids complete 13 weeks of training that included scripture memorization, daily time in The Word, weekly prayer time with multiple prayer partners, and they learned how to run a VBS.
Over the weeks of June 11-15 and 18-22, we completed 30 VBS’s all over the areas surrounding Barstow, CA and Bishop, CA. Our highest combined attended days totaled 405 attendees and throughout the 2 weeks we saw 26 children pray to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior!
After these months of training and the weeks of execution, the inspiration of SMI does not end. It is more than an event. These students will continue to be impacted by what they witnessed God do in tough circumstances. Many of their life choices will be influenced by the discipleship and mentoring by adult leaders as they consider life after high school. Many of them will return in the future to be van drivers, youth leaders and support for this amazing ministry.
Thank you all for your prayers and support of SMI at Palmcroft. This trip doesn’t happen without the support of the church body, and we won’t ever stop being grateful.