Submitted by: R.S. (Olympia, WA)
A couple of sisters recently started a neighborhood children’s meeting in the park in our locality (which recently was visited for GTCA). We are burdened that the Lord would use this to preserve this next generation for Himself and plants seeds in them for the rest of their life, and also for the sake of the increase by gaining the parents of these children. One mother and daughter, who have been coming to this meeting fairly regularly, were attracted to us in the park on the first day we had the meeting. Two children of local saints’ relatives also participate. (That family also has a regular home meeting to study the Word with them). We always have a snack, story, and song, and usually help the kids also to learn a verse, as well as having a cherishing time getting to know the kids and letting them have time to play together or do an activity. We enjoyed the story yesterday about God making a wife for Adam out of his rib, and joining the two to be one complete unit. (A piece of fruit that was cut in half was used to illustrate the point of two halves becoming one).
We were so happy to have a song to share with the kids from Bellevue Bible Camp songs:
“Let’s be wise, let’s be wise:
One husband, and one wife.
This was God’s intention right from the beginning,
When to Adam He gave Eve.”
We really treasure all the prayer in the Body supporting us in this childrens’ meeting. This was also the first time any of us had started this type of meeting. In spite of not knowing the way to do it and not having much time to give to it, after several months of prayer and fellowship the Lord has raised this up. May He continue to establish and bless all the neighborhood childrens’ meetings throughout the globe, and use it to gain increase for His glory!