TESTIMONIES/BUS STORIES
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“I f   you   are   struggling   in   the bus   ministry   or   with   your   bus route,    before    you    scramble to   find   that   next   promotion, invest   some   time   in   seeking God’s   power.   You   can’t   have a        successful        route        or ministry   without   the   touch   of God.    Ask    God    to    help    you see   your   route   as   He   sees   it. May   I   challenge   you   to   walk or   drive   your   route   and   pray for     God’s     power     on     your ministry.   We   need   some   bus directors,    bus    captains    and bus   workers   who   will   wrestle with   God   until   His   power   falls on their route. “   

The Investment of the Bus Ministry

By William Tyson When   I   think   of   the   bus   ministry   I   think   of   the   Great   Commission.   Every   Sunday   at   WBC,   13   buses   and   vans   go   out   into   the highways   and   edges   bringing   boys   and   girls   to   Sunday   School.   Running   a   bus   ministry   and   being   effective   at   it   requires dedication,   time   and   the   power   of   God!   We   have   been   blessed   over   the   years   to   have   many   men   and   women   who   are committed to the bus ministry and are willing to work and pay the price reach the lost for Christ. Sadly,   we   are   living   in   a   time   when   individuals   and   even   churches   want   immediate   “returns”   on   our   investment   and   are seeking   what   we   perceive   as   instant   gratification.   But   I   am   reminded   of   Galatians   6:9,   And   let   us   not   be   weary   in   well   doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  >>    Read more
By David Reeves - North Platte Baptist Church @ NPBC_BusThemIn  On May 18, 2015, two cars drove off a washed out road into the flooded South Platte River.  Both cars sped around barricades that had blocked off that section of washed out road.  The passengers in one car were able to get out safely and call 911 while the two passengers of the other car could not be found.  Although the police searched all night up and down the river, they could not be found.  After a month and a half of diving and searching the swollen river, the authorities were finally able to pull the car out.  Everyone’s worst fears were realized when two bodies were found inside.  Those passengers were two teenagers, 18-year old Noah Ramos and 17-year old Alexis Wiezorek.   Back in May, when our pastor first learned who the passengers were, he immediately went to the church to search the records and find out if either teenager had ridden our buses or had been contacted by one of our church’s soul-winners.  It was exciting to find that the eighteen year old Noah Ramos had ridden our church bus and been lead to the Lord back when he was ten years old by one of the bus workers!  Our church rejoiced that Noah Ramos had trusted Christ as his Saviour before entering eternity.  The family was contacted and some of Noah’s family and friends were saved as a result. This is a testimony of why the bus ministry is so important! Yes, there are many testimonies about bus kids riding to church on a church bus, getting saved, and turning their lives around with the power of God.  But the truth is, there are many more stories of bus kids coming to church on a bus, getting saved, and then sadly falling back into the tight grasp of the world and the flesh.  Does this mean we should shut our bus ministries down because we are a failure? NO! Even if not one bus kid’s life was rescued from the world, the bus ministry would be an extreme success. Why? Well, because there are many boys and girls just like Noah Ramos out there that need to hear the gospel.  We don’t know when their time is up.  We must do all that we can right now to reach them with the Gospel of Christ!
By  LaAngel Rivas I   was   so   happy   to   see   the   blue   bus   ride   by   my   current   neighborhood   last   Sunday.   I   am   currently   30   years   old,   but   remember   Mr. Mike   coming   to   my   old   neighborhood   Foxglen   apartments   as   a   child   and   picking   up   all   the   children   he   could   fit   on   the   bus.   I   thank you   for   introducing   my   sister   and   I   to   our   lord   and   Savior   Jesus   Christ,   I   believe   we   were   about   6   and   5   when   we   started   to   go   to church   on   the   blue   bus.   I   remember   church   was   held   at   Duvall   High   school,   I   remember   learning   of   the   love   of   God,   the   fun   church songs,   the   Easter   egg   hunts,   the   colored   picture   contests   and   all   the   candy   :   D.   I'd   like   to   just   say   thank   you   for   all   you   do   in   the community   and   for   all   you   do   for   the   body   of   Christ.   I   had   a   pretty   tough   life   but   had   it   not   been   for   the   knowledge   of   the   lord   and knowing   I   could   go   to   him   for   anything   and   everything   I   can't   say   I   would   have   survived   this   long.   What   a   mighty   god   we   serve!   I   just want   to   tell   you   your   works   are   awesome,   and   I   pray   God   will   bless   you   all   and   your   families   abundantly.   I   thank   God   in   Jesus   name for   such   an   awesome   group   of   people   he   has   placed   on   this   earth   to   encourage   and   teach   the   word   of   God.   God   bless   you   all   and thank you so much for the greatest gift I ever received and that is the knowledge and love of God and Jesus Christ.
By Sade Dennis - Woodlawn Baptist Church (Jr. Church) When   I   was   in   the   5th   grade,   a   good   girlfriend   of   mine   told   me   about   "A   Blue   Bus"   that   would take   us   to   church.   She   had   gone   several   times   herself   along   with   her   brother   and   two sisters.   This   was   really   pivotal   for   me   because   the   church   I   had   gone   to   for   the   last   couple of   years   with   my   best   friend   and   her   parents,   disbanded.   During   that   time   my   parents   were not   regular   church   goers,   but   never   minded   me   going.   In   fact,   they   would   get   me   dressed and   fed   and   ready   for   my   pick   up.   What   made   the   disbanding   and   subsequent   closing   of   the church   really   sad   because   it   was   where   I   had   been   discipled   and   very   active   in   church activities   and   ministry.   I   was   one   of   the   wise   men   in   the   church   play   as   well   as   being   in   the choir,   not   to   mention   regularly   attended   Sunday   and   mid   week   services   with   my   best   friend's   family.   I   wondered   how   I   would continue to go to church and be active again. So   the   news   of   a   "blue   bus"   coming   to   come   all   the   way   to   Hyattsville   to   come   and   pick   me   was   very   exciting.   I   even   invited   my best   friend.   I   was   on   Brother   Joe   and   Sister   Nancy's   bus   route.   I   still   remember   Brother   Joe's   cool   glasses   and   Sister   Nancy's really   long   and   pretty   hair,   not   to   mention   both   of   their   warm   smiles.   I   (along   with   my   two   friends   and   their   siblings)   became regulars   of   the   Blue   Bus   Ministry,   memorizing   all   of   the   scriptures   assigned,   singing   on   the   bus   on   the   way   to   church,   and inviting   others.   I   also   earned   my   fair   share   of   pop-corn,   candy,   and   other   treats.   My   girlfriends   and   I   even   did   a   four   part harmony   on   the   stage   one   Sunday!   The   Blue   Bus   ministry   was   such   a   blessing   to   me,   God   used   it   to   disciple   during   such   a precious time in my life. I am so proud to say that I am a product of this ministry!
By Kyle & Timecia Emerson This Kyle Emerson, Sr. Aka Da Preacher. I was invited to church service in 1995 at Arlington Baptist Church in El Cerritos, CA under the preaching of Dr.. Callaghan. He preached on Hell. I thought I was saved. Then he took his Bible and lead me to the LORD. Immediately I started a bus route at the age of twenty. Nine years later came down to Bible college at Texas Baptist College now known as Texas Independent Baptist Seminary where I met and married my wife. We have two children serving the Lord in the Bus Ministry also. This   is   Kyle’s   wife,   Timecia   Emerson.   I   was   saved   under   the   preaching   of   Dr.   Scott   Gray   during   a   chapel   service   in   college.   I   was involved   in   the   bus   ministry   at   a   prior   church.   I   rode   the   bus   to   church   as   an   adult.   When   I   came   to   college   I   became   involved   in the   bus   ministry   as   a   worker.   As   time   passed   we   began   experiencing   a   bus   driver   shortage.   Captains   were   having   to   drive their   own   bus   and   lead   a   program   from   behind   the   wheel.   There   were   times   routes   couldn’t   run   because   there   were   not   any drivers.   Seeing   this   shortage   I   became   burdened.   I   decided   that   if   someone   will   not   drive   the   bus,   I   will.   I   asked   my   bus   captain   if he   would   be   patient   with   me   I   would   get   my   CDL.   Not   only   was   he   patient   but   he   helped   train   me   to   drive   the   bus.   I   have   been driving church buses for 19 years. I even drove while I was pregnant for a little while. Thank you for reading our testimonies.
TESTIMONIES/BUS STORIES

The Investment of the Bus Ministry

By William Tyson When   I   think   of   the   bus   ministry   I   think   of   the   Great   Commission. Every   Sunday   at   WBC,   13   buses   and   vans   go   out   into   the   highways and   edges   bringing   boys   and   girls   to   Sunday   School.   Running   a bus   ministry   and   being   effective   at   it   requires   dedication,   time and   the   power   of   God!   We   have   been   blessed   over   the   years   to have    many    men    and    women    who    are    committed    to    the    bus ministry   and   are   willing   to   work   and   pay   the   price   reach   the   lost for Christ. Sadly,   we   are   living   in   a   time   when   individuals   and   even   churches want    immediate    “returns”    on    our    investment    and    are    seeking what   we   perceive   as   instant   gratification.   But   I   am   reminded   of Galatians   6:9,   And   let   us   not   be   weary   in   well   doing:   for   in   due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  >>    Read more
By  LaAngel Rivas I    was    so    happy    to    see    the    blue    bus    ride    by    my    current neighborhood    last    Sunday.    I    am    currently    30    years    old,    but remember    Mr.    Mike    coming    to    my    old    neighborhood    Foxglen apartments   as   a   child   and   picking   up   all   the   children   he   could   fit on   the   bus.   I   thank   you   for   introducing   my   sister   and   I   to   our   lord and   Savior   Jesus   Christ,   I   believe   we   were   about   6   and   5   when we   started   to   go   to   church   on   the   blue   bus.   I   remember   church was   held   at   Duvall   High   school,   I   remember   learning   of   the   love   of God,   the   fun   church   songs,   the   Easter   egg   hunts,   the   colored picture   contests   and   all   the   candy   :   D.   I'd   like   to   just   say   thank   you for   all   you   do   in   the   community   and   for   all   you   do   for   the   body   of Christ.    I    had    a    pretty    tough    life    but    had    it    not    been    for    the knowledge   of   the   lord   and   knowing   I   could   go   to   him   for   anything and   everything   I   can't   say   I   would   have   survived   this   long.   What   a mighty    god    we    serve!    I    just    want    to    tell    you    your    works    are awesome,   and   I   pray   God   will   bless   you   all   and   your   families abundantly.   I   thank   God   in   Jesus   name   for   such   an   awesome group   of   people   he   has   placed   on   this   earth   to   encourage   and teach   the   word   of   God.   God   bless   you   all   and   thank   you   so   much for   the   greatest   gift   I   ever   received   and   that   is   the   knowledge and love of God and Jesus Christ.
By Sade Dennis - Woodlawn Baptist Church (Jr. Church) When   I   was   in   the   5th   grade,   a good   girlfriend   of   mine   told   me about    "A    Blue    Bus"    that    would take   us   to   church.   She   had   gone several   times   herself   along   with her   brother   and   two   sisters.   This was      really      pivotal      for      me because   the   church   I   had   gone to    for    the    last    couple    of    years    with    my    best    friend    and    her parents,    disbanded.    During    that    time    my    parents    were    not regular   church   goers,   but   never   minded   me   going.   In   fact,   they would   get   me   dressed   and   fed   and   ready   for   my   pick   up.   What made   the   disbanding   and   subsequent   closing   of   the   church   really sad   because   it   was   where   I   had   been   discipled   and   very   active   in church   activities   and   ministry.   I   was   one   of   the   wise   men   in   the church   play   as   well   as   being   in   the   choir,   not   to   mention   regularly attended   Sunday   and   mid   week   services   with   my   best   friend's family.   I   wondered   how   I   would   continue   to   go   to   church   and   be active again. So    the    news    of    a    "blue    bus"    coming    to    come    all    the    way    to Hyattsville   to   come   and   pick   me   was   very   exciting.   I   even   invited my   best   friend.   I   was   on   Brother   Joe   and   Sister   Nancy's   bus   route. I   still   remember   Brother   Joe's   cool   glasses   and   Sister   Nancy's really   long   and   pretty   hair,   not   to   mention   both   of   their   warm smiles.   I   (along   with   my   two   friends   and   their   siblings)   became regulars   of   the   Blue   Bus   Ministry,   memorizing   all   of   the   scriptures assigned,   singing   on   the   bus   on   the   way   to   church,   and   inviting others.   I   also   earned   my   fair   share   of   pop-corn,   candy,   and   other treats.   My   girlfriends   and   I   even   did   a   four   part   harmony   on   the stage   one   Sunday!   The   Blue   Bus   ministry   was   such   a   blessing   to me,   God   used   it   to   disciple   during   such   a   precious   time   in   my   life.   I am so proud to say that I am a product of this ministry!
By Kyle & Timecia Emerson This Kyle Emerson, Sr. Aka Da Preacher. I was invited to church service in 1995 at Arlington Baptist Church in El Cerritos, CA under the preaching of Dr.. Callaghan. He preached on Hell. I thought I was saved. Then he took his Bible and lead me to the LORD. Immediately I started a bus route at the age of twenty. Nine years later came down to Bible college at Texas Baptist College now known as Texas Independent Baptist Seminary where I met and married my wife. We have two children serving the Lord in the Bus Ministry also. This    is    Kyle’s    wife,    Timecia    Emerson.    I    was    saved    under    the preaching   of   Dr.   Scott   Gray   during   a   chapel   service   in   college.   I was   involved   in   the   bus   ministry   at   a   prior   church.   I   rode   the   bus to   church   as   an   adult.   When   I   came   to   college   I   became   involved in    the    bus    ministry    as    a    worker.    As    time    passed    we    began experiencing    a    bus    driver    shortage.    Captains    were    having    to drive   their   own   bus   and   lead   a   program   from   behind   the   wheel. There   were   times   routes   couldn’t   run   because   there   were   not any   drivers.   Seeing   this   shortage   I   became   burdened.   I   decided that   if   someone   will   not   drive   the   bus,   I   will.   I   asked   my   bus   captain if   he   would   be   patient   with   me   I   would   get   my   CDL.   Not   only   was he   patient   but   he   helped   train   me   to   drive   the   bus.   I   have   been driving    church    buses    for    19    years.    I    even    drove    while    I    was pregnant for a little while. Thank you for reading our testimonies.
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By David Reeves - North Platte Baptist Church @ NPBC_BusThemIn  On May 18, 2015, two cars drove off a washed out road into the flooded South Platte River.  Both cars sped around barricades that had blocked off that section of washed out road.  The passengers in one car were able to get out safely and call 911 while the two passengers of the other car could not be found.  Although the police searched all night up and down the river, they could not be found.  After a month and a half of diving and searching the swollen river, the authorities were finally able to pull the car out.  Everyone’s worst fears were realized when two bodies were found inside.  Those passengers were two teenagers, 18-year old Noah Ramos and 17-year old Alexis Wiezorek.   Back in May, when our pastor first learned who the passengers were, he immediately went to the church to search the records and find out if either teenager had ridden our buses or had been contacted by one of our church’s soul-winners.  It was exciting to find that the eighteen year old Noah Ramos had ridden our church bus and been lead to the Lord back when he was ten years old by one of the bus workers!  Our church rejoiced that Noah Ramos had trusted Christ as his Saviour before entering eternity.  The family was contacted and some of Noah’s family and friends were saved as a result. This is a testimony of why the bus ministry is so important! Yes, there are many testimonies about bus kids riding to church on a church bus, getting saved, and turning their lives around with the power of God.  But the truth is, there are many more stories of bus kids coming to church on a bus, getting saved, and then sadly falling back into the tight grasp of the world and the flesh.  Does this mean we should shut our bus ministries down because we are a failure? NO! Even if not one bus kid’s life was rescued from the world, the bus ministry would be an extreme success. Why? Well, because there are many boys and girls just like Noah Ramos out there that need to hear the gospel.  We don’t know when their time is up.  We must do all that we can right now to reach them with the Gospel of Christ!