It was a hot tropical day in the Philippines as Pastor Ruel, his wife Belen and Pastor Oning made their way to a small church where they conduct a small group for children every Saturday. As they prepared for the kids to arrive they excitedly unpacked the 19 Bibles that had been purchased by iRock Ministries. In just a little while the Bibles were going to be lovingly given to each of the kids. Kids that otherwise would never to be able to purchase their own Bible. For several weeks, Pastor Ruel and Pastor Oning had been teaching the kids the 66 books of the Bible as an introduction to God’s Holy Word. Without paper, handouts or a Bible to reference, the kids would go home with just what they had heard hoping to commit it to memory. As an added incentive the first child to learn the 66 books in order would win a 64 piece art set for their very own. What a wonderful prize for committing the books of the Bible to memory. Having a Bible of their own would make that goal more attainable for all the kids.
As the kids arrived and found their seats, they excitedly looked around hoping to get a glimpse of what had been planned for them that day. As the service got into full swing and the kids took part in the activities, the time had come to present each of the kids with a Bible. What excitement ensued. As they received their very own Bible you could see the joy in their faces. They were not only receiving a book that was in their language, but they were receiving the very Words of God. Words that would change their lives forever. iRock Ministries is humbled to be able to change kids lives in the Philippines through a partnership with Pastor Oning. This is certainly an extension of what God is doing through the ministry to reach the lost here in the United States as well as around the world.
“Hope for the Children” was conceived by Pastor Oning Diayon. Pastor Oning is a recognized Assemblies of God pastor and has been ministering to children for several years with a missionary in the Philippines. Economically, Pastor Oning is unable to minister full-time although God has a strong anointing on his life. He dreams about someday opening a school/home for at risk children. By supporting iRock Ministries you can help Pastor Oning see that dream come true. Visit the ‘iRock Philippines’ tab to learn more about Pastor Oning and his ministry.