Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Sunday School Children leading on March 22, 2009

On March 22, our Sunday school children led the worship service and those who could not make it missed a memorable performance by these young people. We witnessed the fruit of the effort of the teachers led by Ta Blu Moo, Paw Eh and Po Si Moo in Philadelphia and Trenton. The children offered to God their talents by giving short talks, reading and reciting scripture texts, singing songs, saying the offertory prayer, and collecting tithes and offering. It was very gratifying and heartening to see these children undertaking tasks assigned to them without any inhibition, thus setting a good example for the elders.

The first speaker was Naw Kahmiya Htoo of Trenton. She based her talk on Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.” She urged the young people to be like Jesus who was obedient, helpful to his parents, and loving God’s Word.

The second speaker was Daniel Saw. He read from the book of Proverbs 4:7-18. He gave a testimony about not heeding his parents’ words, nearly met with an accident but saved by the hand of God. He related that one day on his way to school just as he was stepping on to the road, a car came by. He felt a touch on his shoulder that made him stepped back. He realized that it happened because he did not pay attention to his parents’ warning when crossing roads. But he believed God saved him that day, and urged his friends to be obedient to their parents and elders.

Eh Hsu Klay, the last speaker, talked about young Samuel quoting 1 Samuel 3:10 where Samuel answered,” Speak for your servant hears.” He did as he was told by Eli, and he listened to God. Like the boy Samuel we have to listen to our elders and do what they tell us.

That afternoon we were glad to have Kathy, Cindy, Allie and Francesca, volunteer Sunday school teachers from Church of the Saviour in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Another volunteer, Pam couldn’t make it that day. They are leaving for Chengmai on April 22nd to conduct a training program for about 200 Sunday school teachers from Karen villages in that region, and came to observe and learn about the Karen people before their departure. Their trip is coordinated by TKBC (Thailand Karen Baptist Convention). Our prayers go with them.