Psalm 127:3 says Children are the heritage of the Lord , and Prov 22:6 lets us understand that if a child is properly trained and given the right instructions for life with adequate guidance, that child will grow with the right mindset and information and up till his or her old age, that training will forever remain with that child.
The ministry of Christ Embassy has taken giant strides and have made a noticeable impact in the lives of children today. Under the leadership of Rev Chris Oyakhilome, Pastors, leaders, parents and guardians have seen the need to give children access to the right information to enable them live a successful godly life.
On this note, Christ Embassy PH Zone 3 organised a Children’s Festival for kids and pre-teens which turned out to be a landmark experience for the children who participated. It was a special opportunity for kids in the Children’s Ministry to be trained, imparted with greater abilities and to express their God-given talents through various engaging activities.
Children arriving for the weeklong camp activities were elated to meet new friends, interact with other preteens, work in teams and be trained in godly principles and lifestyles. The kids exercised themselves at early morning drills, enjoyed the camp bonfire and played exciting group games. Informative workshops on subjects such as ethics, etiquette, hygiene, savings and Kingdom investment further added to their memorable experience.
It wasn’t all fun and celebration as the children were taught by Pastor Joy Amenkhienan, the zonal director, on her visit to the camp, to embrace God’s Word, which would steer them off worldly influences and peer pressure. She also ministered specially to the children, imparting them with special grace and abilities.
The festival concluded with a grand graduation ceremony for preteens into the LoveWorld Teens Ministry, a rewarding experience for kids, teachers and guardians alike. Prior to this, the children presented in music, spoken word and dance. They also displayed exquisite artworks in the Zonal Church auditorium. The extravagant carnival float of kids dressed colourfully in Bible character costumes was quite the sight to behold.
Truly these kids had fun and an awesome time in the presence of God and one can agree that this is the perfect time for kids to come to the realisation of the revelation in God’s word and who they are in Christ.