Using the candy cane to share the Christmas Story has become a tradition for me. I use a gigantic candy cane (it amazes the children) to teach the story and then I give children two packets (one for them and one to share). The packets include a card with the candy cane poem and a large Brach-brand peppermint candy cane.
I wanted a card with kid-friendly print that I could print 4 to a page. Also, I tweaked the poem a bit so that un-churched children would understand the meaning. You will still need to explain Savior, Christ, and staff. Make sure to tell the children how to receive Jesus as their Good Shepherd and Savior! If you don’t know how to explain the Gospel to a child, contact me, I will make sure I post a blog or record a video to help you!
Download a pdf file with 4 to a page here: Candy Care Poem Updated.
This summer we taught children in 5-Day Clubs the mission story from CEF Press about Ti-Fam. A story about a little girl who lived in Haiti, her father was a Voo-Doo witch doctor. I think Ti-Fam was a fictitious character but the missionaries who helped her actually lived.
Granny Holdeman retired as a nurse in Florida and joined her missionary daughter and son-in-law, the Turnbulls, to serve in Haiti as a missionary nurse. Her motto was, “Don’t retire, refire, because Jesus said, ‘occupy until I come.’” Evidently she liked to make peanut brittle because I found a postcard with her photo and recipe. I am sure she used the delicious vanilla that Haiti offers. Granny Holdeman served the mountain people of Haiti until her death in 1979.
Click here to view a picture of Granny Holdeman and a copy of her peanut butter recipe handwritten by her!
Have you ever gone on a prayer walk in the rain? That’s what I did when the Mission Team from Ingleside, Macon, GA (serving at Gentilly Baptist Church Summer Camp, New Orleans) invited me to join them for a prayer walk on Friday in the 9th ward. However, the prayer walk turned into prayer drive due to rain!I wondered if I should even take time to go… but I’m glad I did!
We planned to meet at the Baptist clinic in the 9th Ward but when I arrived I didn’t see the church bus and wasn’t sure what I should do. Then I realized I could start by praying for the clinic! Eventually, I spotted the bus on a nearby street, so I made my way over and I drove behind them. As I prayed, I saw four girls walking toward my car; I got my Gospel bracelets and tracts out and briefly shared with the girls. As the rain picked up, they hurried along and I continued to follow behind the bus while praying. When I turned a corner the rain poured! I looked to my left guess what I saw? Underneath the eave of a house, the four girls huddled to get out of the rain. I honked and waved and continued to drive when I felt conviction to turn back and offer to let them sit in my car out of the rain.
I distribute these packets everywhere – a wonderful simple tool to share Christ with children. You can purchase tracts from CEFPress.com and learn how to make the bracelets by going to my “beads” page.
Now what should I do with these four girls in my car? I had a ‘conversation ball’ a girl from Ingleside Baptist Church gave me (see picture). We tossed the ball around and enjoyed sharing about ourselves. Then they got interested in the Gospel bracelet I gave them earlier. They even used their Smart-Phone to view the Wordless Book Gospel video on-line. Finally, they signed up for the Truth Chaser club with the card on the tracts I gave them. We had an awesome Bible class right in the car and learned how kids interact with my Gospel packets I distribute everywhere!
Ingleside Baptist Church, Macon, GA, donated this ball for our ministry!
So, I didn’t know why the Lord wanted me to go on a prayer walk in the rain but God knew! I don’t think the mission team ever knew I was behind them… but God answered their prayers!
Posted in Evangelism, Prayer, Testimonies, Uncategorized
Tagged 9th Ward, Evangelism, Gentilly, Gentilly Baptist Church, Gospel, Gospel Bracelet, mission team. ingleside, New Orleans, prayer walk, Wordless Book
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Thank you so much for your love and support in the recent voting challenge. Unfortunately, we did not win the $1,000 but I do not consider us losers at all! We won your love, prayers, and support. You cared enough for the little ones to take time to vote. Thank you so much.
Perhaps for now, I will only ask that you lift us in prayer. Our God is so mighty; He knows our needs and promises to supply them!
To my surprise, the organizations that made the top ten all related to animal rights and rescue. Not one organization supported child welfare or Christian non-profits. I know we love our pets and animals and they do need our help; however, what about the children? What about the kingdom of God? We see a shift in the world’s priorities. This demonstrates the greater importance of our cause for the little ones to know Jesus.
A Winning Alternative…
If you did care enough for Wee Can Know to vote, there is one way that you can support us every time you search or shop on-line; just register on GoodSearch.com; every time you search, they donate a penny to Wee Can Know! I’ve already raised $60 by bookmarking GoodSearch.com and using it instead of Google or other search engines (you need to make sure you logged-in and selected Wee Can Know as a charity). Click here to learn more about GoodSearch.com
A Win-Win Solution!
Most importantly, we value your prayers for Wee Can Know. Pray now that God will provide for Wee Can Know so we can reach the little ones for Jesus. Ask God if He wants you to join our financial support team and how …monthly, quarterly, annually, or one-time. Pray that God will use Wee Can Know to reach the lives of millions of boys and girls for His kingdom.
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We love to teach little kids but we have a problem, they don’t have money! We need your support to enable us to teach the little ones about Jesus and train the teachers. Yes, our teachers also face financial struggles, they willingly give their time but have little funds to support Wee Can Know.
But all adults can vote! Your vote can help us win $1,000! This would enable us purchase a needed Mac laptop so we can record training videos and radio programs for children.
Please take a moment and vote today! Thank you so much!
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When a youth we teach showed us a book the school assigned him to read, I could not believe my eyes. The book described an adulterous relationship where a mother abandons her children and eventually commits suicide (The Awakening by Kate Chopin). Why would the school system assign such an unedifying book? While instructors may argue that the book serves a significant place in history; not all books benefit young impressionable minds.
I’m persuaded that youth need our leaders to provide them with an abundance of resources encouraging moral character to compact all the evil in the world; yet, I marvel that professionals assign this book for a youth ? For me, this illustrates all the more reason for you and I to work diligently at teaching children the Word of God! Vickie Thomas works diligently in Greater New Orleans teaching children the Word of God. She teaches at her church, Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist in Sunday School, Children’s Church, Toddler’s Church, and Vacation Bible School. She volunteers during the school year at a neighborhood Good News Club. See videos where she teaches two Bible Verses at a Good News Club. Will you commit to teaching the Word of God to kids too? They need you.
Children Learn Psalm 28:7
Children Learn Psalm 119:2
Posted in Fall Harvest, Fruit of the Holy Spirit, Statistics, Studies
Tagged Bible Lesson, CEF, Child Evangelism Fellowship, children's ministry, Good News Club, kate chopin, New Orleans, Psalm 119:2, Psalm 28:7, Teaching Children Effectively, the awakening
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Kids ask lots of questions about Heaven and love to learn about God’s home.
CEF Press offers three great resources we LOVE to use to teach kids about Heaven.
A newly updated evangelistic party kit is : Heaven How to Get There. We recently used this for an alternative Halloween Party Outreach. We decorated the room like heaven and dressed up like angels. We played heavenly games and kids learned how they can become a child of God! For more details click here.
CEF Press provides a tract that compliments this lesson. Use with the lesson or for evangelistic outreach. For more details click here.
A favorite lesson of mine is lesson 1 in the Wordless Book evangelistic outreach series. Kids learn about things that exist in heaven and things that don’t exist in Heaven. They will learn God’s plan for them to belong to God’s forever home. For more details click here.