Hello DBC Family,
This past week we had our AWANA registration and even though our AWANA year will be quite different, many families returned. This warmed our hearts. This coming Tuesday is the beginning of AWANA and our theme for this entire year is one word: Resilient. The way that we have structured the club and have placed our leaders should allow for us to be able to continue club all year long, no matter what any virus does in our community. We have built in redundancy and space and support and we pray that that will be enough to help us be resilient. Satan does NOT want believers to be resilient and he does NOT want these little ones who will be coming to AWANA to learn how to weather this life's ups and downs through Christ's strength.
Just this week I learned of 2 Fairbanks churches that have closed because of Covid-19. They are going to have their services online, but I can't help but think that Satan is dancing a happy dance of joy because the doors are closed once again. I know that you may resent the way that the elders are trying to keep DBC safe during this time, but our desire is for us as a congregation to be resilient and keep our doors open as long as God allows.
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