On June 13-14, North Carolina hosted the National Bible Drill and Student Speakers Competition at Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord, North Carolina. On Thursday afternoon, students from across the country participated in a mission project, creating hygiene bags (with soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.) for a local ministry. Following the mission project, they participated in the Thursday night fellowship – a time of food and fun with other participants.
On Friday, our Georgia Winners – Abigail Mongillo from Warren Baptist in Augusta (Youth Bible Driller Winner), Jonathan Branton from Harp’s Crossing, Fayetteville (High School Bible Drill Winner) and Kyle Brannen from FBC Monroe (Student Speakers Competition Winner) participated in the National Tournament along with students from other states. Our Georgia winners along with the other students recited scripture in the drills and shared some incredible messages through their speeches. Drillers were encouraged to continue to make a difference beyond the National Competition by discipling a future generation of kids and students through Bible Drill. Each of the speakers had powerful messages and were encouraged to continue to speak and share their faith beyond the National Tournament.
Kristen Aguirre (Texas Baptists) was the National Winner in Youth Bible Drill. Janice Beto (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) was the winner in High School Bible Drill. Caroline Kemp (Texas Baptists) was the National winner in Youth Speakers.