When God moves in a small town

September 20, 2012 — 8 Comments

In my little town of Kountze, Texas, God is moving big time!! I cannot tell you how excited we are! If you haven’t already heard about it, our local high school cheerleaders chose to create the signs that the football team runs through with Scriptures on them.

Please note that they did not do this under a teacher’s supervision, it was the students choice. They did not do this with school supplies or on school time. This was done at one of their houses and was done with their own supplies.

After the third football game in a row, an anonymous complaint was made to the school board about the signs. As a result the school board told the students they could no longer have Scripture or religious references on their signs. And just to get the rest of the facts out of the way, some of the students have hired a lawyer to protect their free speech and religious freedom.

Several papers and news stations have picked up the story…

There is a Facebook Group that within the week has already amassed over 30,000 fans.

But what I really want you to see is how God is moving! In a town that has had the focus of a major church split, a fire that is still being investigated by ATF, mixed feelings among the community about different churches and beliefs, and so and so forth, God has brought them all together over this situation. The football team, who hasn’t been a great team in years, is now winning their games…you can’t tell me they weren’t encouraged by this and God didn’t move because I can see God in even that. Other communities are now showing their support and the list goes on. When God chooses to move in the hearts of our young people in this nation, He sometimes moves BIG! And this was no exception! One of our girls posted today in the Facebook Group, “I am a cheerleader at Kountze High School and I want to thank everyone for the support! It means a lot and I want everyone to know that God has already gone before us on this. This means that we have nothing to worry about because even if we lose, we win. :) All we have to do is remember what we are for and Who we represent. God is for us. Above all, honor Him in all things. Thank you again for the support.”

God is moving folks! Can you see it? Can you feel it? I am so proud of these girls and the community for standing behind them! Check out the pictures below. I couldn’t even download and post all the pictures of support and God moving because there are just so many and God is just moving so fast! Isn’t it awesome?



8 responses to When God moves in a small town

  1. My heart is so encouraged today as I have ventured out to other blogs and read how God is working through so many who pursuit is to glorify Him and not theirself. Great post, will for sure follow up the story. Blessings.

  2. Wow! I’m encouraged more than you know, April. I’ve had some setbacks from the enemy in a similar settings at which looks like I’ll no longer be coaching at the high school where I’ve coached for eight years. It’s great to see the enemy isn’t gaining ground every where!

    I’m praying for our younger generation and am stoked about the strength of these young people! God be praised!!!!!!!!!

    • I’m so sorry to hear you may not be coaching anymore, I know how much you love that. Sometimes change, especially when it is something related to our faith, is difficult to deal with. I know God is watching out for you and those girls though.
      Thanks for the prayers for our kids and all young people, after all they are our future! :)

  3. It’s sad that anonymous anti-Christian bigots can cause so much trouble for kids.

    • Thankfully, a temporary restraining order is in effect right now for 2 weeks until they can try the case in court. That means the kids can continue to put up their signs for the next 2 weeks at least.

  4. Amen. awesome to hear.

    and it is typical that when God is moving, the devil tries to send persecution to stop it.

    be encouraged (and thanks for sharing)

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