We hosted the weekly neighborhood Bible Club this Saturday,
a small group of 'mga bata' (children) who come together to learn and pray,
sing and memorize.
|First we had a Bible study, using the Bible in Cebuano,|
|...and some English materials from Child Evangelism Fellowship.|
|Julie Mae reads God's promise from Hebrews to never leave or forsake her...|
|We sang songs in Cebuano: Jesus Loves Me and This is the Day|
|Kali is so excited to choose stickers for memorizing from 1 John|
|We taught a craft - no-sew fleece pillows (click for a tutorial!)|
Though many fabrics are available here,
(Who needs fleece when it's 90 degrees?)
But we found some fleece-like blankets
which we cut up into pillow forms.
|Our hope is to teach some skills these children could use to generate income|
|Amy helps get things lined up|
|A finished pillow|
We used cotton balls to stuff the pillows,
but a lower-cost option would be to stuff pillows
with either shredded plastic grocery bags,
or even snack wrappers that have been washed.
I never would have dreamed of that solution on my own,
but a Filipina friend suggested it -
Filipino ingenuity at work again!
|Arjay works on an entry for our artist competition, as we look for potential talent.|
|After a snack they enjoyed some playtime.|
|The rope swing is always a big hit!|
|And a few kids volunteered to do some weeding for us, not for money, just in thanks!|
This thankful response is in itself
a beautiful testimony
to how God's Word is influencing these young lives!
"Their children, who have not known,
will hear and learn to fear the LORD your God..."