Gopher Buddies

My name is Belinda Butler.  My husband, Tommy, and I have been married for 45 years.  We have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  We came to live in Montevallo in 1983 and shortly afterwards joined Bible Baptist Church.  

I was raised in a Christian home.  From the time I was born, I was in church with my parents.  At the age of nine, my dear precious Sunday School teacher helped me to understand that without Jesus as my Savior, I was bound for hell.  Along with her, my parents and my pastor using the Word of God, I accepted God’s gift of grace.  While I was in high school, I helped in a Vacation Bible School at the mission church of my home church.  There I saw young children learn about the love of God and His Son, Jesus.  What joy it was to share with them.  God led me then to prepare myself to teach little children.

Since we came to Bible Baptist Church, I have had a role that regularly involved teaching children.  I am excited about using the Word of Life curriculum, having been the WOL secretary for 8 years when our children were teenagers.  This year I am looking forward to being the Director of Gopher Buddies, whose philosophy statement is, “Since Scripture teaches that children can know and understand the Word of God, we will communicate foundational truths of Scripture to children with creativity and clarity.” (Deuteronomy 6:7, 2 Timothy 3:15) 

This age group will be 4 years-Kindergarten.  Our activities at Gopher Buddies will include hearing Bible lessons, reading books, doing Christian Services, memorizing Scripture, eating snacks, and playing games.  At home each day your child’s book will have a page for a Quiet Time.  The same scripture used there will also be included in the other family members’ Quiet Times so you can share thoughts together.

The cost of the Gopher Bag/Book Set is $25.00.  These can be purchased from our secretary in the Welcome Center on Wednesday nights.  If you have any questions, you may call me at home (665-1447).

For the Little Children,
(Mark 10:14) 
Belinda Butler