An Evening with the Friendship Club
One of our stops was at Hillsdale Baptist Church in Regina. We arrived in time to attend a ministry called “the Friendship Club” on Wednesday evening. The Friendship Club is a place where adults with disabilities can come and have a time of worship, Bible teaching, and discussion. From the moment we arrived, we could see that the participants, leaders, and volunteers were genuinely excited and happy to be there.
The Friendship Club has been operating for several years. Over the years, the Club has grown. The evening we were there they had 193 in attendance. They have used our Simple Stories in their service in the past (see Simple Stories with Samuel), making copies available to those who wanted one. As they introduced us to the crowd, it was humbling to hear their claps of thanks for the book. It was also great to meet Samuel and thank him for the hard work he has done in presenting Simple Stories.
We believe that if we communicate the scriptures in a way that is linguistically simple, theologically clear, and biblically faithful, God will use it to make a difference in people’s lives. Seeing the work that God is doing at the Friendship Club convinces us that we are right.
Since we began writing Simple English books a few years back, it has been fascinating to see where our materials end up and how people are using them. One example comes from our recent trip to Regina, Saskatchewan.