Last Sunday, November 4th, the WIN Kids Ministry held the annual Bring a Friend Day for the children in both congregations. This event is to help exercise our outreach initiatives and evangelism, as teachers and workers in the Kids Ministry.
In the East Congregation, led by Sis. Eugene Tancio, we hosted the children with a variety of arcade style games with Bible based themes. This included games based on stories and teaching in the Bible like David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17), Jesus Walks On Water (Matthew 14:22-33), Jesus Is The Way (John 14:6), and The Fruits of The Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). In addition to the games we held, we also did face painting and had a prize booth, filled with prizes donated by the congregation. For each game, the children had a chance to win tickets in order to win prizes. We kicked off our event with praise and worship, led by the Jr. Youth, and a presentation on how Jesus saved and cleansed us by Sis. Rochelle Mendoza.
In the changing of the seasons, the celebration of the harvest, and in preparation for all the family and social events that are in the coming season, we meditated on prayer and Scripture. Through the event, we wanted emphasise the value of the Lord’s harvest to the children and to the teachers as well, especially in the coming season.
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Luke 10:2 NIV
With this verse in mind, we made it our duty as teachers to teach our children what it means to be a worker in the Lord’s harvest. We wanted to show the value in bringing their friends to church, teaching, and showing them what it means to know and follow Jesus. Each day that we go to our jobs or school, we experience harvest. When we receive love from our family and those in our lives, we experience harvest. Each time we experience the closeness of God in a way that fills us spiritually, we experience harvest. Any time we are filled, we experience harvest.
Harvest then isn’t something that we experience once a year, but something that we experience on a daily basis. It’s so important, as teachers and parents, that we teach our children the value and importance of the harvest, in order to be a worker in the harvest.