Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What Manner of Child Shall This Be!

This month, I was able to be a part of two Daily Vacation Bible Schools: One held in our church, and another held in a small town in Veracruz, where my sister and her husband labor faithfully.

In our church, there were a total of 178 enrolled, with a high attendance of 149. These numbers represent children who heard a clear presentation of the Gospel!

Game Time at our Church VBS

Our little Deborah Jolene

When working with children, I am amazed at how tender their hearts are. Jesus said, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.” As my brother-in-law said this week, “Children love Jesus. Their hearts are tender and soft and when you tell them about Jesus, they readily accept and believe the Gospel message.”

Mom playing her accordion and leading the children in the songs

In our church, Mom taught all the lessons. I watched with amazement as she taught with the same youthful energy that she did 25 years ago when she taught her first VBS. I sat and listened as she taught The Soldier of God with the same lesson book, the same memory verses, the same songs, taught in the exact same way as she did when I was only 7 years old!!! This year, my children sat under her teaching (what a huge BLESSING that was to me!) and children came to the VBS whose parents she taught 25 years ago. That is one of the rewards of staying in the same place and working faithfully for so many years!

Children at the VBS in Veracruz

Little Andrew listening to the Bible story

Last week in Veracruz, I watched children who had never heard the Gospel, for the first time hear that Jesus loves them and that He died for them. I was able to talk to 5 of them and give them the plan of salvation and hear them pray and ask Jesus to save them.

Me with Perla and Jose Manuel, who were saved last week in Veracruz...

...and with Adriana and Napatali, who were also saved in Veracruz

Deborah and Denise listening intently to the story of the Good Samaritan

How refreshing it is to work with children! My heart has been blessed. Please pray with me for the following children who were saved:

Joel Angel
José Manuel

Karla (in the red)

Itari (in the brown)

--What Manner of Child Shall This Be!--

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.
For of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”