An Unforeseen Outcome of the Sunday School Lessons

Within these past two weeks after our return, we have had the opportunity to go to six of the fourteen meal centers established here on the island of Negros. While visiting the meal centers we were able to experience the impact that has already been made with the Sunday School curriculum we developed this past year.

The children now know many of the basic teachings of the Bible, such as Creation, the love and promises of God, Salvation and prayer, which has been the lesson topic of this month. The memory verse that they have learned to go with July’s lessons is 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”

As amazing as it has been to see the children’s growth through the lesson plan, it has been even more amazing to see the growth that it has caused in our meal center teachers. The majority of the church members who volunteer at the meal centers are between 13 and 20 years old. The teacher whose meal centers I went to Saturday morning is 16 year old Jenny. Jenny teaches and serves at three separate meal centers every Saturday.

I started to ask her some questions concerning the Lesson Plan. “Is it easy when translating from English to Ilonggo?” “Do the children enjoy the illustrations with the lessons?” etc. She had only great things to say about it, but what stuck out to me was her reaction after answering the questions. Jenny told me, “I really like teaching the children about prayer, but I am just so excited about the lessons for August! We will learn about the first sin with Lucifer and also about the fall of man and I cannot wait!” This showed me that she has been reading ahead, studying and preparing before she brings it to the children and that she has truly been blessed by this new way for her to share the Gospel.

We are praising God for the incredible results, both expected and unexpected, of this new curriculum. It continues to be more of a success than we could have imagined!

Not only do our meal center children and teachers in the Philippines have access to this great resource, but so do you. Click the link here to download a free copy of Children’s Sunday School Lessons.