Bible School by Carlos Najera

Baptist Church

(courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library)

There was a Baptist Church in the neighborhood.    Every summer the preacher would round up us children and take us to their church.   The teachers there told us about the Bible and God and Jesus and other good things of the Faith. We sang some  songs and clapped our hands. The grownups said some prayers.

I liked going there. They were nice, friendly people and sincere in their concern for my eternal salvation. We were practicing Catholics so I had all that covered.

After the lessons they would serve us hot chocolate and cookies. I kept going back each summer. We never could afford hot chocolate and cookies at home.


About jedwardnajera

I am a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I am an artist, a member of Gallery 9 in Los Altos, California. I published a novel Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, available through Amazon Books. I spent over thirty five years in a classroom. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He was a mechanical engineer and had a wonderful love of history and science. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. He wrote in Spanish and I have spent six months translating these pages into English. Now I am in the process of editing, rewriting, and revising them. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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