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Grumpy Old Lady Comes to Jesus

Mrs. Veenstra-Kindergarten

Last month I wrote an article in the Newsletter about my favorite time of the day – the beginning and the end.  Soon after submitting the article, this event happened during the beginning of my day with the Kindergarten, First and Second grade students. 

We were just ready to begin devotions.  The day before, we were introduced to a mother and daughter who took the time to visit an elderly lady.  This lady was grumpy and upset that her children didn’t visit her.  The young girl thought the old lady was a grouch!  The girl was also confused because mom had told her they were going to share Jesus.  They hadn’t said one word about Jesus, all they had done was listen to the lady complain.  Mom said sometimes they just had to listen and they would visit the lady again.

As I walked into the classroom, I pretended to be the crotchety, old, lady, bending over my cane and talking in a crabby voice.  I had fully intended to read the devotional, but thought I would get into character and develop the mood for what the devotional was going to be about.  God had other plans.

“Now, what is this?” I grouched as I held up a Bible.  “It says it is the Holy Bible. What’s in this Bible anyway?”

“It’s about God.” A student said.  “And Jesus,” another student added. 

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Drew Veurink

Parents: Brad & Deb

Favorite subject area: History

Favorite activity: Drama/Theater

Favorite Bible passage: 1 Peter 5:10 "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little white, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast."

Describe yourself in three words: Mature, diligent, humble

Best high school memory: My senior class trip to Minneapolis.

Favorite food: Anything that involves BBQ.

What makes you laugh: My crazy grandpa

Place I'd like to visit: Moscow

What have you done at DCS that you've really enjoyed: Attending chapels and partaking in theology classes.

Next year plans: Attend the University of Sioux Falls as a history education major

What do you dream of doing: Coming back home to Douglas County and raising a family.

Important way DC has strengthened my faith: It has equiqqed me with the knowledge I need to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

The best advice ever given to me: Always think before you act.

Advice to underclassmen: Don't wait to strive for excellence.

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