An age-old classic story unfolds the Gospel story for Southwest Florida kids
by Dr. William S. Barnett
An age-old story transforms lives.
God is moving powerfully through Storytellers Creative Arts’s outreach programs. Our joyful team of volunteers brought the Good News to a group of eager kids who engaged in art and a bible lesson. Starting with an ink and tile project that stimulated their creativity, the students listened to the age-old classic story “Jack in The Beanstalk” told in a non-traditional, creative way by Storytellers volunteers Dave and Cindy Jonckheere. We saw lives changed and hearts healed.
“Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum! I have the blood of God’s only begotten Son. Be he live or be he dead, He is my eternal bread.”
“My wife Cindy and I recently joined Storytellers Creative Arts at Youth Haven Homeless Shelter for children. After an interesting, hands-on art project with 14 students (ages eight years to 16 years old), Cindy read the classic story “Jack and the Bean Stalk” in a monologue format that she wrote. The original story was presented, with many of the students participating, followed by an adaption of Dr. Tony Evans’s version of the story - a sermon presenting the plan of salvation using the metaphor of “Jack and the Bean Stalk.” The kids listened attentively and were engaged in the message. Most of the students present expressed knowledge and understanding of what salvation is.
The presentation solidified those beliefs, and their hearts were touched as we sang Gospel songs and talked more in-depth about the ABCs of Salvation. Two students prayed the prayer of salvation for the first time. We then enjoyed getting to know the kids and hearing their stories. Thank you, Storytellers, for reaching out to these kids with the love of Jesus.” Dave Jonckheere
“The goose that lays the golden eggs”, refers to someone or something that is a valuable source of money, power, influence, privilege, or other advantages. The golden eggs represent the blessings God intends us to enjoy. When students connect with Jesus, he knows where their stuff is, so they go get it.
“Your stuff belongs to God. You manage it; You connect with Christ to get back what the enemy stole from you; your joy, your peace, your purpose, your family, your relationships, your identity, your resources, your heath.” Cindy Jonckheere (Ephesians 3:20).
"No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us." Romans 8:37 NLT
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Ephesians 3:20
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Storytellers Creative Arts (SCA) is a Southwest Florida non-profit organization with a mission to lead people to saving faith in Jesus Christ, the One who transforms lives. SCA disciples and equips artists to accomplish the mission. SCA provides healing and nurturing outreach programs to touch the underprivileged. Programs include visual and performing arts, storytelling, and music. SCA partners with Youth Haven, David Lawrence Center Crossroads Adult Recovery, New Horizons After-School Clubs of SWFL, Amigos Family Center and Pathways Early Education in Immokalee, and other organizations.
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