iRock Philippine Establishes Children’s Ministry. First Service Brings in 75!
Read Pastor Oning’s report on the most recent seminar to launch new children’s ministry.
iRock Philippines is the iRock Ministries extension here in Davao Philippines, founded by Missionary Ptr. Terry Williams.
” iRock Ministries exists because millions of children have yet to know Jesus personally. Children need to be given the opportunity to meet Jesus and make Him a vital part of their lives. Without Jesus, their lives lack direction and hope.”¬† Welcome to iRock Ministries, where ‚Äòindividuals ‚ÄòReach ‚ÄòOut and ‚ÄòChange ‚ÄòKids lives for eternity.
To Meet this need
Just a few weeks ago I helped organize a free one-day seminar for potential leaders and pastors. At the most recent seminar, there were 32 students in attendance for the Friday sessions. Nene, the first speaker of the day, stressed that a leader never compromises their commitment to their Lord Jesus Christ.
She challenged them to self evaluate their commitment to the Lord before they could challenge the kids in their commitment.
We proceeded to the second phase of the teaching where we shared the basics of children’s ministry including object lessons, illusions and story telling. There was a time for discussion and questions and answers. But no teaching is complete without the third phase of the training, which included the practical application of what had been taught earlier. The participants were divided into groups of four to have some hands experience.¬† Amazingly, everybody worked well together. Although some were hesitant, everyone took part and participated in the activities.
Following the formal training the group took part in visitation. Everybody participated and went house to house or in the street to invite children to a service the following day at the host church location.
With the support of iRock ministry I was able to be generous to those who came to the Saturday service as God provided the resources to buy popcorn, oil, margarine, etc. to make fresh popcorn for the children. I built a functional popcorn machine similar to the one I built last year during a similar seminar and outreach in Montevista. I trained the people in the church to operate the machine so that they could use it in future services :).
On the day of the service, it was amazing to see the excitement in the children. The service was scheduled to start at three in the afternoon but the kids were there two hours early.
We decided to start at 2:00. There were 72-75 kids in attendance not including the adults. The parents who brought their kids to the church also listened to the word of God and prayed together the sinners prayer.
All of the children were taught how to praise and worship God, how to pray, and the importance of scripture memorization. They had fun with games and winning the coloring contest.¬† They were very excited and very happy when they went home. (This child cried because for 13 years this is the first time she received a doll of her own)
After service I instructed the pastor to escort the kids back to their homes with the help of his staff. Because it was raining the staff carried umbrellas so that the parents would feel comfortable and know that their children were safe.
I went along with the kids as they returned to home. Although in order for the kids to get to the church they had the challenge of crossing a primitive bridge they were still excited about coming. They needed to cross the bridge that had no handles to hold by balancing their body or else they could end up in the murky water below.
After all of the kids were safely at home, I spent time talking to and encouraging the leaders of the church. There were 8 committed leaders, not including the pastor.
Nene and I traveled home with our equipment and gear, thankful for what God had done that weekend.
Thank you very much for your Prayer and support to iRock Ministry, where ‚Äòindividuals ‚ÄòReach ‚ÄòOut and ‚ÄòChange ‚ÄòKids lives for eternity.
Here are a few ways that you can help establish more churches for the children around the world and train potential leaders:
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬† Continue to pray for Pastor Terry Williams with iRock Ministries and myself with iRock Philippines
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬† Write us an encouraging letter
‚Ä¢¬†¬†¬† Provide us with the needed financial support to continue our ministry
Currently you can contact me or donate to the ministry through Pastor Terry Williams
Terry Williams, Children’s Missionary Candidate
4015 Forrest School Rd
Smithsburg, MD 21783
Office 301-416-0568 (Weekdays)
Cell 301-992-5394 (Weekends)
Visit our website: http://www.irockministries.com/
ALL CAN PRAY
SOME CAN GIVE
SOME CAN GO
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
For His Kingdom,