Sunday School Update

Wow,  I can’t believe its been so long since I posted a blog.  Thank you mom for pointing that out!

Sunday school has been going really well.  We have had 45-47 kids the past couple of weeks.  We have new kids who are excited to learn verses.  Three weeks ago, Ana gave the kids a challenge to learn Psalms of David, as part of a lesson.  For each Psalm learned the kids would earn 2 points for summer camp.  A few of our kids learned Psalms.  Then 3 new girls started coming and they decided to learn Psalms.  They received 4 points because they had learned 2 Psalms each.  I’m so impressed.  They are working hard to catch up on the points. 

What are the points all about you ask?  Well, we have so many kids who want to come to camp and there is no way we can take everyone.  So the kids now have to earn their way to camp!  The kids earn points by just showing up to Sunday school and then another point when they learn the memory verse.  There are other opportunities to earn points. We have a few kids who have learning disabilities, and when they TRY to learn the verses, we help them out and give them points.  We try to be as fair as possible.  We like to see effort and kids with a desire to learn the Word of God.   The kids also know that if they misbehave, I’ll erase a point and if they are so bad they get sent home, 2 points are gone!  The kids with the most points go to camp or if they are too little for camp, a field trip.

Other good news!  Brother Florin has so many kids wanting to go to Diakonia church in the city, he has now started a rotating schedule.  There are 4 exceptions to this rotation and they are the 4 kids/teen who have been the most consistent.  Bogdan and Dana have yet to miss a Sunday and Diana has only missed one or two and that was at the beginning.  Maria is also so consistent.  We are so excited to see the kids and teens wanting to go to church.  I pray one day we can have a church in the village. 

The kids and teens want to have an Easter program this year, please pray for us as we plan this program.  The kids really want the pastor and choir from Diakonia to come!!!

Here are some picture from January and February’s birthday celebrations.

January Birthday kids

February's Birthday kids