This month in Released Time Bible Classes we are talking about how we can have the peace of God since God is in Control. Our verse is Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” May the Prince of Peace give you peace as you celebrate His birth.
It has been a long time since we have written so following is just a brief update.
This past April I taught 20 RTBCs with 549 in attendance. This included 46 Adult helpers, 13 School Districts and 22 school buildings.
Starting in June I taught 13 VBS’s with 455 kids and 690 people at 10 closing programs.
RTBCs for fall of 2011 Classes started out a little rough this fall. There were a number of new Principals to whom I had to explain RTBC program. Some of them were not always accommodating, though at this time all classes from last year have been started. Decatur schools have now started to pass out slips for us, which should help our attendance. Please pray that unwilling teachers would hand the slips out as well. Most churches are able to supply enough help though at some it is just the pastor and me.
Support At this time our support is waning a bit. Last year our RBM account received a large gift that has helped keep the balance up even as the income was low. That amount is rapidly deteriorating. In a few months we may have to have our salary reduced because there is not enough in the account to cover it. Please pray for churches and individuals that are struggling financially to pay their bills as well. We know that God is never caught off guard and that He continues to meet our needs, just as He promises.
Again we pray that God will fill you with His peace and joy as you fill your mind with the Word of the Savior and trust His guiding hand.
In Jesus’ Name
Dean & Cherie Brown
P.S. Our RBM Banquet will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.