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Jones County youth participate in Bible Drill

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - More than 130 youth from several Baptist churches in Jones County participated in the annual Bible Drill at the West Ellisville Baptist Church Sunday afternoon.

Each of the youth were chosen to participate based on their performance at their church level Bible Drill.

In the drill the youth were called upon to recall and recite bible passages in a timed format and were scored based on well they did.

Organizers say events of this nature help to build a good spiritual foundation for years to come.

"I think they want to do it for a variety of reasons," said Allan Nix, Jones County Baptist Association. "Maybe they older brothers and sisters are part of it. But I think the real key is that their parents and their leaders in the churches provide encouragement and the incentive for them to participate."

Many of the participants from Sunday's drill will take part in the state wide drill at Temple Baptist Church West, Thursday April 7.

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