A week ago Wednesday, the world lost a hero. Nicholas Winton, the Briton who saved 669 Jewish children in Czechoslovakia before World War II, died at 106. Born in 1909 to Jewish parents, Nicholas was a 29-year-old stockbroker when his world collided with the larger world in crisis.
Canceling a Swiss skiing vacation because of the plea from a friend, Winton made his way to Prague to visit this friend who was aiding refugees that were fleeing from Nazi Germany. After seeing the despair of children in Nazi captivity, Winton decided to go all in to rescue them. He worked with Prague government officials behind closed doors in order to ensure the safe departure of these desperate children.
For Winton, these were more than children, these were his children. 669 of his children were saved. This Monday our church will begin Vacation Bible School with a goal of saving children. Volunteers will sacrifice convenience in order to serve. They will go all in. With compassion, we serve not just any kids, but our children who need a loving Saviour. Will you have a spirit like Winton’s that seeks to save children?
– Pastor John
John Bowen (Forum 214) for congestive heart failure. He is transitioning today to a Spring Branch rehab.
Montana Jack Smith at home following his recent gastro infection.
Rosalie Kellerman (NW Mem ICU Bed 10) with heart, respiratory and kidney trouble.
Shirley Villasana’s husband, Henry at home, recovering from pneumonia. More tests scheduled.
4 year old Abigail Tettleton (TCH 1201) had a liver transplant . Having issues with retaining fluid & eating.
Volunteers for the Matamoros Mission Trip July 27-31.
May God prepare our VBS workers & strengthen them with His love for Vacation Bible School July 13-17.