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Christian robotics membership shares Christ's love with Scottish college students – The Christian Index

Christian robotics membership shares Christ's love with Scottish college students – The Christian Index


O’FALLON, Missouri — College students at First Baptist Christian Academy in O’Fallon just lately chatted by video convention with Scottish college students over their shared pursuits in robotics. The FBCA membership additionally shared gospel testimonies with the general public faculty college students, explaining how Christ impacts their lives.

The robotics membership at FBCA—a ministry of First Baptist Church O’Fallon—just lately acquired new Lego EV3 robots. They donated their seven used robots to Milestone Church in Girvan, Scotland, which has a missions partnership with the O’Fallon congregation. Milestone additionally has an after-school robotics membership for middle-school-aged college students.

When the O’Fallon church despatched a mission workforce to Girvan in March the workforce used the robots to share the gospel story. The workforce instructed the scholars in programming duties that guided the robots by means of a collection of occasions explaining man’s separation from God by sin, to Christ’s redemptive energy.   

Lindsay Jewell, FBCA expertise instructor, mentioned the Girvan youth “are most involved in robotics. As a substitute of doing a VBS (the mission workforce) determined to do a robotics camp.”

Previous to the video name the FBCA college students “had been excited to share their details about robotics with somebody who’s as involved in it as they’re,” she mentioned. “They had been additionally trying ahead…to listening to their accents.”

In the course of the name, the Scottish college students demonstrated the talents they realized within the robotics camp.

The 4 duties—or missions—the scholars wanted to finish summarized the story of how God used Christ to bridge the hole between His holiness and man’s sin.

The American college students shared details about their faculty and group, and gave testimonies about how and why they got here to simply accept Christ as savior.

“So a lot of them had been enthusiastic about sharing their testimony,” Jewell mentioned. Extra college students volunteered to present their testimonies than could possibly be used throughout the practically hour-long session.

“It was neat”, she mentioned, “to be reminded from (the scholars) that we’re on a mission to share God’s excellent news and glorify Him in all we do!”

She mentioned the membership learns by means of robots how you can method and repair issues, whereas pointing to God because the supply of assist.

The robotics program of about 17 college students is an intentional a part of the varsity’s “product and apply of a real Christian worldview,” mentioned FBCA Principal Brandon Tucker. The membership teaches that “God has distinctly geared up man to create, to unravel issues, to work and stay in group.”

“I’m grateful for the gospel influence that robotics is having in colleges within the UK on account of this effort.”


This story first appeared in The Pathway, the information journal of the Missouri Baptist Conference.

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