Submitted by: V.H. (Los Angeles, CA)
We have been having monthly neighborhood children’s meetings since January 2010. These gatherings are very precious and encouraging. They give us a way to contact families and neighbors whom might not otherwise be open to hearing the gospel. It also gives the wives, moms, and sisters among us a field in which they stand on the front lines for the gospel. And just as important, it instills within our children a consciousness that they are seeds of the gospel. Recently, some of the neighborhood children (non church kids) have been pestering their family each week, asking “Is today the neighborhood children’s meeting?” These children also have their favorite songs and are not shy to make requests during the singing time. It’s quite encouraging to see that the seed of the gospel is being firmly planted within them. We still need to learn how to “draw the net” among the parents and families who regularly attend these times. They may not realize it, but each time they sing “Why was a cup made?”, the gospel is getting into them as well! We look forward to more fellowship and learning from saints in other areas who are practicing in this way.