Over 50 kids showed up to hear the gospel, play group games, make a booklet for verses, eat a light snack and just feel the love of Jesus. The first Wednesday gathering of the Marcos 10:14 club lasted two hours, glorified the Lord and exceeded our human expectations. One adult who had brought her child made a first time profession of faith in Jesus. Praise the Lord!
Tonyia and I walked out the gate just before six to go pick up some kids. We noticed groups of children walking toward Casa Cristiana El Alfarero (the ministry house).We were unsure how many kids would come but by 6:15 the sitting areas were full. We know God is on his throne and He is about our heart for Him and not about numbers. Resting in Jesus!
Tonyia and I had already worked out to take the neighbor kids and to pick up some kids from Pastor Reynaldo’s church. It wasn’t long after we returned with these kids that all the benches and all twenty plastic chairs were full. Martin, Steve and Pastor Jose,who had come to help, used bricks and boards to build additional makeshift benches. When the program started there were over 50 kids and about fifteen adults. We had a few kids trickle in later.
Yessi played group games and sang with the kids before delivering a stirring Bible-based sermon. The entire audience listened intently and afterwards a lady came forward and said she wanted to pray to receive Jesus as Lord of her life! After the sermon the kid’s made little notebooks during craft time. The individual notebook would be for each kid to write down the scripture verse for the week. Once the craft time was over, we prayed and then fed everyone a half sandwich, some chips and a drink.
We had good help from Martin, Anna, Genesis, Pastor Jose, wife Pera, and 16-year-old daughter Brisa. Yessi did a great job working with the kids during all aspects of the meeting. Plus several of the parents pitched in to work with the children during craft time.
We asked the children we had brought if they liked the meeting and they said “si, si, si.” It is so cool to have the Holy Spirit working through our ministry to shine the light of Jesus on these children. Praise God!