Friend Number One: She’s a grandmother and a widow. Every Saturday at 11 AM the neighborhood kids gather in her living room to hear a Bible story while eating popcorn. They will sing some Jesus songs, learn a Bible memory verse and end their time playing active games in the front yard.
Friend Number Two: On Thursday evenings her daughter and son-in-law host a couples’ Bible study in their home. Some couples bring their children and my friend watches them. Wait! She does NOT simply watch them. She teaches them from the Bible. They learn to look up Bible verses and sing worship songs together.
Friend Number Three: The children come every Friday after school. They gather under a large shade tree in the front yard. She and her husband share with them stories from the Bible. They sing worship songs to Jesus. They learn to pray.
Friend Number Four & Five: Once a week after school, this retired man and his wife help teach a Good News Bible Club in a public elementary school near their home. Public school? That’s right! In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court passed the Equal Access Law permitting Bible clubs to meet in U.S. public elementary schools. That is, after school hours.
Do you have children in your neighborhood? Do they know the Lord? Can you help?
- Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there. Matthew 19:14-15
- Learn how you can get involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship: http://www.cefonline.com/
- SONG: JUNGLE MISSIONARIES by Kathleen