At the beginning of our
cowboy/cowgirl camps, we give
out small promise books (miniature Bibles). These mostly have
Scripture promises that may be used in memory work or anytime you need a
You will need:
* 2- Small
new Testaments, a pistol holster set, (need only 2 holsters they come with a belt but
I make my belt from belting material that I buy at a fabric store,
where I also purchase Velcro to sew on the ends of the belt to fasten,
(this comes in ELASTIC) I do not want to embarrass anyone that comes
up who are larger and the original belt will not go around them.)
* 2- Cowboy hats, preferably brown and black to help set the theme.
* 2 -Bandanas, red and a blue one, that the ends have been tied with a
knot and tabs of Velcro sewed in to save time, in placing them around
the volunteers neck.
* Some appropriate prizes to give out for the winners. Be sure they are
nice, to make it a challenge for the boys and girls wanting to
How to play:
Have the musician play a western theme, we usually use "Home on
the Range," and then ask who would like to participate in the
"Quick Draw Drill," get a boy and girl, and then place their
cowboy hats, bandannas, then strap the pistol around them, call the
attention that we are using the New Testament in place of the pistols.
Let them take the Bibles out, and be familiar with them, and then have
them place them back into the holder. You can have this recorded on
tape to use each time you have this.
You have previously selected some scriptures from the New Testament,
and you tell them that you are going to call the Scripture out twice
and when you say DRAW, they are to take their Bible out and the first
one getting to the Scripture is the winner.
You can play this several times using different boys
and girls, don't play it too much so the boys and girls won't get tired
of doing this.
Also in using the small scripture book, which are
handed out the first night of the service. Encourage the
boys and girls to take this book and memorize Scriptures from it. We
had a Snoopy waist basket, we called it our Snoopy Barrel. It was
placed at the entrance of the church. We asked the boys and girls to memorize
Scriptures from the book. Then told them to write their name along
with the verse they had memorized on a paper and place it into the
Snoopy Barrel. At a time set in the program, we brought the barrel in and from it
drew a name, and asked for the person to
come to the front, and give their memory verse. If they wanted to take
some time in giving the Scripture, we placed their name back in the barrel
and called for someone else. We usually had 4 boys and 4 girls
ready when I was doing this. They loved this and it helped them read
and memorize the Bible.
Charles Cagle - CHILDREN'S EVANGELIST
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