Last week The Ridge Church sponsored a Five Day Club presented by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) in the community of Gorham. We provided an air-conditioned place at the community center. CEF provided the staff, materials, and an individual from the community provided the nightly snacks. Average attendance for the week was 21 children, ages 5-12, and 2 staff members.
Debbie and I attended the Friday night conclusion of the club. It appeared they had a very good week and the children were very interested and involved in hearing the Bible lesson. Playing “Drip, Drip, Drop” was also a refreshing success.
The community of Gorham has a population of about 300. There is no church in the community although the community has had several in the past. Currently, folks who attend church drive 20 minutes to Murphysboro, or 30 minutes to Carbondale. Some even drive to Pinckneyville. Most do not attend anywhere.
Thursday morning, I am driving through the community to look it over and will meet with some community officials and ascertain the possibility of having some type of block party in the community this September. Further, I wonder whether the folks of The Ridge would provide a weekly after school ministry lasting about an hour for the children this fall. Perhaps the Lord has opened up an opportunity for us to reach this community. I’m not sure.
Further, I wonder whether the folks of The Ridge would provide a weekly after school ministry lasting about an hour for the children this fall. Perhaps the Lord has opened up an opportunity for us to reach this community. I’m not sure.
If you would like more information and be willing to pray with me about this, please let me know. Call or text me at 618.559.7132.
We Labor Together With God, Wes