Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blessings Through Volunteers

Our month of June has been fun, busy and filled with great ministry. Meet Susan Morrill and Abigail Hancock; two vibrant and enthusiastic university students from Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) who are interning with us during the month of June. Originally, they were part of a team of 11 from ONU, who ministered in the capital city of DRC, Kinshasa, for two weeks before coming to Lubumbashi. Now, they are over halfway through 4 weeks of ministry with us.

Susan and Abi have been such a blessing, not just to our family, but to everyone they have encountered in Congo. They have taught English as a Second Language courses and led children’s ministry workshops. But, each Wednesday, they have been helping us start a Children’s Day with Les Semeurs, Church of the Nazarene, which has been meeting at our house since last July. Gavin and I have felt led from the Lord to begin children’s ministry training across the DRC for quite some time. And, where better to begin than in our own neighborhood, in our own backyard? Through games, songs, Bible stories and teaching of scripture, we see seeds being planted in some, while others are growing in what they already know. Matthew 18, verses 3 & 4 remind us that Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Our hope and prayer is to begin solid, foundational children’s ministry across the DRC, starting one church at a time. We pray that the Lord blesses these efforts to raise up the next generation of pastors, servants, evangelists, missionaries, teachers and leaders.

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