God is doing amazing things in our schools through First Priority
For the past 25 years, First Priority has worked to see the Hope of Christ in every student across the Greater-Birmingham Area. During this time, we have seen hundreds of thousands of lives transformed for the Kingdom. We thank God for His great power and we give Him all the praise and glory for these changed lives. First Priority works! We want to share with you the great things God is doing in our schools through First Priority. The following are two of many testimonials we have received for the 2015-2016 school year:
I have had the opportunity to be a part of First Priority for many years. Over the years, I have had the joy of sharing, as well as receiving, the Gospel with students in both elementary and middle school. First Priority has made such a positive impact on the lives of our students. It is a place where all students can come to belong. Students reach out to all students, those who are cheerleaders, football players, honor students, etc., and those who are in need of a place to belong. Many students have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Those students who don’t attend church, have expressed such enthusiasm about attending the meetings. Ministers and guest speakers have encouraged all students to find a church of their choice and get involved. I’ll never forget the little girl raised of the Muslim faith. After a few years of questioning and impolite remarks, she finally decided to come to the meetings. What a blessing to hear her questions and to see the change in her behavior and attitude toward others and herself. We have had students raised of different faiths come together to pray for one another, work together to share the love of Jesus with others, and most of all, to lift up THE TRINITY! No club has ever had a greater purpose! It has truly been an honor and privilege to be involved with such a great group.
First Priority Faculty Sponsor
This is our first year to have FPKids at Oak Grove Elementary School (OGES). Approximately 116 kids attended our first meeting. Our kids love it so much and it’s a blessing to me every time I walk in the room with them. These kids are showing a passion for Christ that one doesn’t usually see these days. The Bible verses are exciting and cool for them to learn with the hand motions. One hundred Bibles were generously donated to us at the beginning of the year for every student to use. We have truly been blessed by these kids at OGES but could not have done it without First Priority. The organization has the curriculum all laid out for us and unique tools for us to use as we are teaching the kids about what Jesus said and how we can learn so much from the Bible.
Here is an example of the blessings we’ve received. Just today, I had a mom tell me that her child is getting baptized Sunday. She told me that she wanted it to be her child’s decision and that she knew what she was doing by being baptized and living for Christ. So I asked if the child really understood what she was doing and the mom told me, “Because of you and Mrs. Jenny she knows exactly what she is doing.” I was so proud at that moment. Those are the small rewards we have received from this great ministry.
FPKids Faculty Sponsors
Oak Grove Elementary School
What is your First Priority testimony? Share it with us today at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the amazing things God has done in your school this year through First Priority.