22:6 Youth

Program

Helping Bring Children to Christ and Christ to Children.

22:6

Bringing children to Christ and Christ to children.

"What does 22:6 mean?" That question is the one that comes up most often. It is based on Proverbs 22:6 which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

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Throughout 2021, the 22:6 Discipleship team
continues to pray for people and give them free Bibles

 One bright summer Sunday morning after  Sunday School, 22:6 Discipleship Team Member "Pooh" (Tamara) gives a small New Testament to a lady. (Photography by Kevin Walker)

In January of 2020, children began participating in projects that help them learn how to be disciples of Jesus. Jesus was all about helping people and his whole life was dedicated to seeing people accept him as Lord and savior so as many people as possible can go to heaven.  

This year, 2021, children began imitating him by visiting nursing homes. Then Coronavirus hit and they had to stop. 

But the discipleship program continued by training the children to hand out small Bibles. by June, six children had committed to giving out the New Testament Bibles, which are free. 

This discipleship team does not just hand out the testaments, they also pray with people.  Some people are sick. Others are just concerned about the condition of the world.  Children are noticing the reasons people pray and therefore are seeing the needs and the hurting all around them. The children are supervised by an adult team leader and they are also attending 15 minute Bible lessons with a parent or guardian present.

Pray for the Children's Discipleship team to grow in numbers and in the Holy Spirit.

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 22:6 Discipleship Team Member Karmarjay hands out a Bible and takes a prayer request. (Photography by Kevin Walker)

Lesson 1A Bible Facts:
 

There are four gospels in the New Testament. They are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

 

On  a warm Friday afternoon, on May 21, 2021 , a team leader took a 22 :6 mission trip to the East Texas town of Waskom.   Waskom is a small town of just over 2,000 residents, just over the Texas border.  Billboards promoting pro-life messages greet visitors. It's a place with a pro-Christ spirit. The trip was a success and the residents of the town received the outreach very well.  

The team leader prayed with people on the street and gave spiritual toys such as religious coloring books to children. Several people had prayer requests. Two men in an 18 wheeler were particularly grateful and expressed thanks that 22:6 was on the street witnessing. Praise God.

Pray for future witnessing trips to Texas and other states outside Louisiana. 

 

22:6 
mission trip to East Texas
 

Lesson 2A: Memorize these verses and win a 
prize

Verse 1: For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son that whosever believes in him shall not perish but shall receive eternal life. --John 3:16

Meaning: This means that God loved the world so much, he wanted everyone to be able to go to heaven. So he made it so those who believe that Jesus is God's Son, and who admit they are sinners, then ask Jesus to forgive them will be saved. But they must ask Jesus to be their savior and lord.

Tell a team leader this verse when you see one. 

Verse #2: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. (Jesus speaking in John 14:6).

 

Meaning: Jesus is clearly saying that the only way a person can get to heaven is by believing in him and accepting him as their savior and lord.

Tell a team leader this verse when you see him or her.

Children tell what they have learned as result of being in 22:6 and going to church

  "In 22:6 I memorized John 3:16. It taught me about Jesus's purpose."

-Tony Arnold, former teen in 22:6, now 18 and attending Norhwestern State University, majoring in Communications.

"I learned that you don't have to be special to go to heaven. You only need to believe in Jesus." 

--Gabby,  while attending Christ

the King Lutheran

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22:6 Discipleship Team Members Pooh and D.J. show Bibles they are giving away in order to tell others about Jesus and his gift of salvation.  The children are part of a six member team that are being trained in discipleship. Pray for them.

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Love your neighbor?

   

Wear A Mask

"I learned you should not act up in church. It's God's house."  --Kaniya, while attending 

Trinity Baptist

"I learned you are supposed to wait until you get married to have sex."

--Shardarious

"Leviticus 18:22 says man should not have sex with

another man." 

--Jay,  a participant in 22:6 Street ministry

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"You should not have children without being married. And Jesus died on the cross for our sins and if you believe in him you go to heaven."  --Tatiana, 12

Street Ministry participant

Suggestion box:

Got an idea or suggestion on how to

reach more kids for Christ? Or just

want to share a suggestion in general?

Send it to edharvardstreet@aol.com.

Love to hear feeback. 

Teen Talks About Going On His Church's Mission

Trip to 

Colorado

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In Summer of 2019, Ashton, age 15,  went to Colorado where he and other youth

of First Baptist,  Second Street in Natchitoches, performed Christian

mission service.  Ashton began going 

to the church when he participated in  22:6 Church Rides. What a blessing to

see one of our kids serving God! Praise Jesus!  Congratulations Ashton, keep 

serving God and you will be a blessing

to others and to yourself. But what was it like on the trip? You're 15 and away from home, in Colorado. Ashton spoke about his trip.

 

He says, "I  liked being able to help the homeless feel better about themselves and helping them feel respected."

Ashton then added what he enjoyed most about his experience. He said, I enjoyed interacting with the homeless and making them feel like they are more than just homeless and that they are somebody."

Need help evangelizing to children? 

Is your church trying to reach children for Christ? 22:6 wants to help all Bible believing churches do outreach. Call 318-623-2466. God bless you.

Photo: Kevin Walker

 Pray

for 22:6 in  2021

Thanks to 

these kind 

donors:

IChristopher and Rebecca Meyers, donted a good used truck.

The Squyres Family donate 3 wheel bike

Walt and Sandy  Moore And Family

Sonny Evans Family

Mike and Jessica McGrath gave food for 22:6 food pantry

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Freedom Life Church tutors

children in Carter's Trailer Park

In 2016, Freedom Life Church generously and lovingly "adopted" 12 children that 22:6 was ministering to in Carter's Trailer Park.  The church has taken these chidren to church and held feeding programs in the park.

Now, they have gone a step further in order to present Christ's love to kids.  They are helping them with their homework. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, church members help tutor children.  After the studying, the church members give a short, five minute biblical devotion  They have 12 children participating so far. Pray for them. Pray that all the children will become Christians.

Prayer requests:

Pray for more churches to step forward and help children who have no ways to get to church, but who want to go, get to church. 

Lesson 1A: Kids Internet

Bible Club (Small childrens' version)

J is for Jesus, God's 

Son and my savior. Jesus died for my sins. When I believe in

Him, I will go to live with God in Heaven forever.

(John 3:16)

We need your

support. Call

1-318-623-2466

District Eight and Couple 

donate Teddy Bears to 

kids and they're a big 

hit

District Eight of the Baptist Churches in Natchitoches has donated handmade teddy bears created by a man and his wife who donated them. They are very popular with the children---even small boys. 

Bible Puzzle Game:

How to get to Heaven, John 3:16

 

Read John 3:16 in the New Testament. Then find the hidden words. Bring your answers to a 22:6 session and win a free snack, or email us in the Contact Us section.