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."
Highlights from 2021
"You taught me about Jesus!"
Camp, August 2021
Left to Right: Treasure Williams hugs her grandma. She participated in 22:6 and now lives in New Orleans. She was shopping in a store when she saw a 22:6 Adult Volunteer who had worked with her. She smiled broadly, hugged the volunteer and said, "You taught me about Jesus!" (Upper photos): Members of "I Help" Youth Program teach children to pray at 22:6 Summer Bible Study/Basketball Camp at
the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. (Bottom left): 22:6 members Pooh and DJ display Bibles they gave out. This year, children learned to give out Bibles and gave out 47 on the street and in nursing homes. They were supervised by a 22:6 Adult Volunteer Disciple Maker. (left) Two children happily display prizes they won for learning their Bible lesson well. (Left bottom) 22:6 and members of Trinity Baptist sing Christmas Carols at homes of people in the community. (Bottom right) Two weary girl singers at Christmas caroling outreach.
22:6 reaches out with
witnessing trip to Waskom,
On May 21, 2021 , a team leader took a
22 :6 mission trip to the woodsy 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. Pray that we will reach more children, parents and adults with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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more children about Jesus!
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Your donation is tax-deductible. Most important, you will help 22:6 reach many children who are in need of help to get to church or just have someone come to them and teach them God's Word. Make your check out to: "22:6 Children's Ministries" Send it to 22:6 Children's Ministries, 218 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457. God bless you! Pray for unchurched children everywhere (John 14:6, Proverbs 22:6).
Children in 22:6 are learning how to witness to others and distribute God's Word: The Holy Bible
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)
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.
The Bible has 66 Books. There are 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament Books.
The Bible is the best selling book of all time. Not even Harry Potter books have sold more.
The Bible has two main parts. The Old Testament tells what happened before Jesus came to Earth. It is about how God created the world and how sin entered the world.
The second part is the New Testament. It tells of the birth of Jesus and what happened in his time on Earth. It also tells that God sent him to die for the sins of mankind. Whoever believes in Jesus and accepts him as their savior and lord, (decide to let him lead them) is saved (John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10). The New Testament tells about how the world will end and how Christians will live forever with God in heaven, while nonbelievers will live in hell. Because we do not want to see anyone go to hell, we are told to tell them about Jesus (Read Matthew 28:19-20).
Tell this to a 22:6 Team Leader and win a prize.
Lesson 2A: Memorize these verses and win a
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
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.
"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.
Lesson 3A: How to witness in Spanish:
Why? Jesus wants us to spread the Gospel to everyone in the world so they can have an opportunity to be saved and go to heaven. Here are a few phrases in Spanish to use that will help you reach out to Hispanics:
Dios Te Bendiga means "God bless you."
Dios (say day-os) means God
Te (say Tay) means you
Bendiga means blessings (say ben ding ga)
Jesus te ama means "Jesus loves you."
Jesus (say hay zoos) means Jesus
te (say tay) means you
Ama (say am ma) means love.
Memorize this Prayer:
Praying is very important. It is a major way we talk to God. When we pray to God in Jesus' name, he hears us. In fact, Jesus said that when we pray and believe, he will receive what we ask for (Mark 11:22-24). But of course we cannot ask for evil things. Here is the prayer Jesus himself asked us to pray. We should pray it daily. Every morning when you get up is the best time because it affects your whole day. It is known as the Lord's Prayer. It is found in the New Testament in Matthew Chapter 6, verses 9-13.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts. As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
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Teen Talks About Going On His Church's Mission
"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
"I learned you should not act up in church. It's God's house." --Kaniya, while attending
"I learned you are supposed to wait until you get married to have sex."
"Leviticus 18:22 says man should not have sex with
--Jay, a participant in 22:6 Street ministry
"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
Children and team leaders after a basketball/Bible study at a gym. Photo: Kevin Walker
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.
for 22:6 in 2021
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
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.
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.
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.
We need your
District Eight and Couple
donate Teddy Bears to
kids and they're a big
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.