Helping Bring Children to Christ and Christ to Children.
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."
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.
In 2020 we saw God continued to bless the children of 22:6 despite a menacing and rapidly spreading Covid 19 which has had a brutal impact on the world bringing sickness, economic loss and death. But God works through all situations, particularly in trials and we benefited from his loving hand. A few highlights:
A new 1 year old 22:6 discipleship team began to hand out Bibles. The children also pray for people who want prayer. Six children began and by December we had 9---where it stands. Children have handed out 45 Bibles so far. They have prayed about two dozen prayers. This is ongoing.
One major goal for 2020 was for 22:6 to become a 501 c3 charity. Well, God has blessed us to become one in 2020. Praise God! This means donations to 22:6 are tax deductible, if checks or money orders are made out to 22:6 Children's Ministries.
Everywhere you go children need God. We are now evangelizing outside Natchitoches. Evangelism to children took place in Natchez, Louisiana, Jonesboro, Louisiana and Alexandria, Louisiana in Cheatam Park, (outside Peabody High School). The goal is to go to more and more places. We need a reliable vehicle. Please pray for 22:6 to get a good vehicle.
There was no VBS in 2020 because of the Coronavirus. But 22:6 has compensated by putting energy and work into Home Bible Study. With the parent present, a 22:6 bible coach teaches Bible lessons to a child or children.
In mid December, 22:6 formed a teenage prayer team. Children must be 13 years old or older to participate. They will pray for the sick, needy and for any prayer requested. They will take prayer requests and learn about prayer. The idea is for the children to see how God works in awesome ways when Christians pray and believe. Prayer works and is an essential part of the Christian walk. The Bible says, "Whatever you ask for when you pray, believe that you receive it and you will have it. (Jesus' words in Mark 11:22-24). It also says in the Book of James, "Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed." (James 5:16) Pray for more teens to join the prayer team. Pray for the team.
Members of churches and especially Trinity Baptist generously donated snacks throughout the year. Thanks for all the donors who kept their minds on training and reaching kids throughout Covid 19.
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In 2020, children of 22:6 learned to be disciples of Jesus and to witness to others
Photography by Kevin Walker
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 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.
Karmajay, who is a member of the discipleship team, hands out a Bible. Most Bibles were pocket sized New Testaments generously donated by a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
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.
"I learned you should not act up in church. It's God's house." --Kaniya, 8, while attending
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"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
"I learned you are supposed to wait until you get married to have sex."
--12 year old Shardarious
"Leviticus 18:22 says man should not have sex with
--Jay, 10, a participant in 22:6 Street ministry
Teen Talks About Going On His Church's Mission
"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
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
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.
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.