" Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
As we are given a challenge of setting up and developing a Preschool Room primarily for the youngest children here at YWAM Olongapo .However after school break the older children also access the activities.We have created a structure for the children days and we developing a program of activities designed to help the children develop physically,intellectually,emotionally,socially,spiritually, and their language skills.Initially we saw some challenging behavior from the children but as we began to consistently put some strategies in place we have seen changes,the children know the boundaries and as a result they are much happier.
As the project is still in the early stages we are praying for people that who will partner with us in prayer for the children and also partner with us financially as they are still many needs that need to be met.We are to continue developing the preschool room.
Some needs includes:
- Construction Toys
- Small World Toys
- Role Playing Equipment
- New Mosquito Screens
- Ceiling Fan
- Finances to take the children on field trips and to buy materials for the day to day activities such as paper,paint,etc.
As we have outside space for the children we feel it is important for them to be able to experience activities in which they can develop their motor skills and use up some of their energy.So every Friday afternoon we take them to other places like the park,beach.Once a month we also want to facilitate fellowship and games for the mother plus their children.This bonding time is very important for good relationship between the mother and the children.As the children ministry staff group we are planning some training sessions such as child development so we can further our ability to help the children to be ready for school and for the children who are already at school to excel.
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Luke 9:23 (NKJV)
In Discipleship program we had lately started to have small groups again. This month we are able to go to the beach with their kids as well. It also gives a room to talk with them about their struggles, in what area of their life God is teaching them. And what are they looking forward or expectations, while their being a disciple in this ministry.Its a blessing and a joy to see that the Lord is working in their hearts. And the disciples are really opening there life to us. Its a great opportunity for them to share there strength and weaknesses to one another. It helps them to know and understand better and respect each individuality. Its great to see that they are growing mentally and spiritually in the Lord.
- pray for the finances as we bring news girls to the discipleship programs.
- pray for the new disciples that they just give birth and her bill in the hospital.
-pray for the other disciple that about to give birth next month .pray for the spiritual growth as they enter into
the new environment.
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
It was Great to hear highlights about how God is using people in other nations ,as well as here in the Philippines. We all enjoyed our worship. Which was rely refreshing. One of our highlights is when we attend The word by heart workshop. Where the guy sharing really brought the word to life and inspired us. To use it and apply this to our disciples on what we have learned. The fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy spirit was so powerful.He moves tremendously in our midst. God is good all the time. We praise and thank him for all his goodness in our lives.
Pasay And Angeles Update
Its been a blessing !!!! this month of June and July we did ministry in Angeles and Pasay together with the YWAM Zion Team from New Zealand.At that moment we also able to distribute the goods that one of the organization trusted in us to give to them.In that way we are able also to extend our hands for them. At the same time while doing ministry we got a chance to know some new people that working in the bars and streets as well trough evangelism and Bible study, 14 girls attended. God is awesome how he works amazingly that even our neighbor encourage us to have a regular bible study in their community.We are able to share the gospel to those we encounter. Praise report: 3 girls from the street club decided to join in our Discipleship programs. These girls are both single parents .To God be the glory, they choose to live Everything behind and make a new beginning knowing Jesus.
- Please pray for more workers and teams that has a great heart in partnering and work
with us in this Ministry.
- As we reach out for the girls on the street please pray for the lord to give us keys or methods to open their eyes to see Jesus.
- Pray for the staff and pray for the people get involve financially by supporting us when we go out.