Helping Bring Children to Christ and Christ to Children.
Bringing children to Christ and Christ to children.
In 2020, children of 22:6 are learning to be disciples of Jesus and to witness to others
As Corona virus continues, children are being reached with Home Bible Study/Street Ministry
Bringing children to Christ and Christ to children.
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 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.
The Coronavirus has made it necessary to reach children in their homes as churches are not yet fully open for children. In 22:6 Home Bible Study sessions, while a parent is present, children are taught a Bible truth for about 15 minutes. Then the children must tell what they learned. When they do, they get a snack or toy. Every child is able to remember something. This ministry is also allowing us to reach new children. In the street ministry part, team leaders meet children and parents and hand them Bibles and a short two or three minute Bible lesson. The child is also given a prize. The children are being trained in discipleship, learning how to; witness to their friends and family. This began in March and will be ongoing beyond the pandemic. Pray for the children. Witnessing is a main command for all Christians. Read Matthew 28:19-20.
Children tell what they have learned as result of being in 22:6 and going to church
"I learned that we should love everyone. Even our enemies.
---David, 11 while attending Trinity Baptist
"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.
In 2019 we saw God do new things. We believe he blessed us and challenged us to do more to reach and teach children about Jesus. A few highlights:
A 22:6 discipleship team was created. Six children did four visits to nursing homes in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 2019. Pray for them in 2020. They are Gabby, David, Justin, Karmajay, Kirsten and Pooh.
Ashton and Dequalin, two 22:6 teens (15 years old each) went on mission trips with their church, First Baptist, 2nd trip. Ashton went on an out of state trip to Colorado. The team consisted of youth in the Youth Department at the church, led by Pastor Mike McGrath. They served the homeless.
Home Bible Study became more of a street ministry in which a team leader began to work with children who hang out at the basketball court at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Trudeau Street. The children are given snacks when they can remember a lesson point. Additionally, five children had Bible study in their home with a parent present each time (a requirement). 76 children were served throuh Home Bible Study/Street Ministry in 2019.
In 2016, 22:6 introduced 12 children to Freedom Life, Natchitoches, LA. The church "spiritually adopted" the children, picking them up for church and integrating them into their church. The children were even in the Christmas play in 2019. Praise God! Now the church has increased the number of children reached to 20. Again, Praise God! The church rides ministry took 39 children to church in 2019.
22:6 has helped children get rides to church 50 weeks of 54 in 2019. When there was no 22:6 van in operating order, Roger Federer and his girlfriend Mary volunteered to take the children to church. Thanks to both of them!
Christopher and Rebecca Meyer donated a used truck which is being used to help children get to church. Pray for more transportation blessings so we can help more children who can't get to church, get there.
During VBS (Vacation Bible School) 22:6 helped 19 children get to VBS at First Baptist, 2nd Street and Trinity Baptist.
300 snacks given to children participating in 22:6 and those being witnessed to in Home Bible Study and Street Ministry in 2019. Yum! Yum!
Chrismas of 2019 Trinity Baptist and the Sherrif's Office donated 39 toys to children indentified by 22:6. Praise God!
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.
Photography by Kevin Walker
"I learned that you don't have to be special to go to heaven. You only need to believe in Jesus."
--Gabby, 9, while attending Christ
the King Lutheran
"I learned that to get to
heaven, you need to believe that Jesus is God's son who died on the cross for our sins and ask him to be your savior."
--Justin, 8, while attending Trinity
Children's Discipleship Team Being Trained To Hand out Bibles
"I learned you should not act up in church. It's God's house." --Kaniya, 8, while attending
Six children have joined a project that will train them to share Jesus and hand out Bibles. They are Kristen, Karmarjay, Courtland, Derek Jr., Pooh and Too. Each is handing out Bibles in 2020. Pray for them. Please donate used or new Bibles.
"Leviticus 18:22 says man should not have sex with
--Jay, 10, a participant in 22:6 Street ministry
"I learned you are supposed to wait until you get married to have sex."
--12 year old Shardarious
for 22:6 in 2020
"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
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Teen Talks About Going On His Church's Mission
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.
Our children love to play. Some go on to be athletes. One boy who attended 22:6 basketball/Bible study went on to play on a high school state championship team. Another won discus events. At least once a year, 22:6 has a basketball and bible study camp to play and teach God's word. Sometimes NSU invites our children to its camps too
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.
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 the family of Katherine "Lucy" White who was slain in 2019. She was grandmother to 12 children who are longtime members of 22:6. They were the kids who suggested the idea of taking children to church. Ms. White supported her grandkids' spiritual education.
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.
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.