3 John 1:4 “Nothing brings me greater happiness than to hear that my children are obeying the truth”.
Our heart’s desire is to lay solid Christian foundations in children and bring them to salvation. Just as much as adults need God’s Word, children also need to hear God’s Word, obey the words of God, and to live in obedience to His Word. Then, they will be like the man who built his house on the rock – unshakeable.
Some children do not experience parental affection. We provide them with a family atmosphere in our ministry. Some even have gone through violence in their lives. Here, we provide them with a fun, safe environment, and a place to learn the truths of God.
In Khmer saying, a bamboo shoot is the next generation of bamboo trees. It’s only possible to shape iron when it is red hot. This means, whatever seeds we sow in the children’s lives, whatever impact we want to have, and whatever training we want to give them, the best time is when they are young because when they grow up, it is much more difficult to mold them.
We want to help them begin to hear the calling of God from a young age. Some children have started to sing worship songs in front of their peers, some already have shared to their parents and communities that Jesus loves them love them, while others have comforted their friends when they are unhappy. Some certain gifts can be seen among them already.
This year, we led 52 children to give their lives to the Lord. What a joy to see young children come to the Kingdom of God. There are about 400 children from age 1 – 13 attending our children services every Sunday.
Through our children ministry, we have seen children are more confident to socialize with other children and be friendlier with one another. They learn to share with one another, and help each other.
In 2019, our church has a vision to continue to influence out community and our city. As a result, our children’s ministry will also continue to grow and we will be able to see more children come into a relationship with Jesus.
The Annual Cost of Children Ministry Project will cost: $12,300 USD