My Kids’ Ministry Experience: What kids taught me


Its life changing.

I joined the ministry on December 2012 and have been with the toddlers’ (0-3 years’ old) team. I thought it was an easy task and told myself “I’ll just play with them”. I’m so wrong. It’s a difficult task. Yes, its hard but at the same time rewarding.

Jesus said, β€œLet the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

-Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

As a teacher, I thought I can teach them but I found myself taught by them.

One Sunday I feel so down. There was a boy around 3 yrs old, I asked him if he wanted to play and said yes. While playing with him, I learned that he undergone an operation as he pointed on his head with stitches. I asked him if it hurts and he said yes but he still played anyway. He acted like a big brother to other kids and was so mature. He smiled and played happily. I thought “How strong a child can be?” With so small things, I crunch. God reminded me that He is stronger over our troubles and its amazing and at the same time comforting to know how great our Father really is.

There’s a cute story I heard from other teachers in the Kids church that happened during the Vacation Bible School (VBS). They were doing an activity and child 1 bump with child 2. Child 1 said “I’m sorry” and Child 2 replied, “It’s ok…I still love you!”. How adorable is that! If those were adults, there must be a ramble going on!

Sometimes when we were hurt, we put on a grudge. Adults forgive but seldom forget. How great if we could be like that. “It’s ok”- as we forget and”I still love you”- as we reassure them that we still care and love them no matter what.

As we strive to be Christ-like, we don’t have to look up but rather look down to the little ones who are living examples too. It’s such a humbling experience and a great opportunity to encounter God through the eyes of every child.

Their greatest charisma:

  1. They trust genuinely
  2. They forgive and forget
  3. They quickly say sorry
  4. They show appreciation

I hope everyone of us can learn from them. πŸ™‚

And he said: β€œTruly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

-Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

Kids' church teachers (me at the back, middle)

Kids’ church teachers (me at the back, middle)

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Production Ministry


Expressing Arts to Honor God

 

I have recently been enjoying my Production ministry experience at Victory Makati.

Even though I only have joined 2 projects so far: Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children and recently the Mothers’ Day project. It was a refreshing and fulfilling feeling to use my hands and ideas to honor God.

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It’s fun working with the humorous and bright prod members.”Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence!”-GLDV

Our finished product, mission accomplished! Hope it will cheer up the moms and their kids πŸ˜€ Thank you Lord!

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Wonder Mom in 3D

 

Meet the Production Team members:

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(From left–Niel, me (at pink), Rhen and Kuya SJ)

 

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“To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?”-GLDV πŸ˜€

I pray we’ll have more of this opportunity to help and use God’s investment in us and spread more of those smiles πŸ˜‰

To GOD be the glory!

Training For Victory: The Graduation


My 10-week journey might be done but my walk with God has just got its speed boosted! Glory to God! πŸ˜‰

September 20, 2012, Thursday @ the Victory Office in Makati, Philippines. We had our final test to end our 10 week discipleship training. It has been a wonderful experience for me. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.

During the training, I met my Christian brothers and sisters with our wacky homeroom teacher Pastor Mike πŸ˜‰ Hohohoho

I learned a lot, cried a lot, laugh a lot and most of all I got to know deeper the God I’m serving who loves and cares for me .

I received a little award πŸ™‚

my award for finishing the test first and had the perfect score (almost of us got it perfect i just finished first, hehe)

Matthew 28:18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

(From Left) My T4V manual, certificate, class picture. Can you see me? ^v^

To God be the Glory!