Helping Bring Children to Christ and Christ to Children.
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!
God gave Moses, one of his leaders, 10 commandments which show those who follow God how to live. The Bible itself has many more lessons on how to live, but these are the main lessons on what God values. Read your Bible to learn more about how God wants Christians to live. You will notice that the first five commandments are about how to love and honor God. The last five are about how to love other people. Jesus taught that loving God and loving other people are the two things the entire Bible is based on. Even when God says no, it is because he loves you and wants to turn you from doing harmful things and guide you towards doing good things. Take time to memorize the 10 Commandments. Read them over and over. In your Bible, you will find them in the Old Testament in the Book of Exodus, Chapter 20.
You shall have no other gods before me. (There is only one God: Jehovah)
You shall make no idols. (Do not make pictures of God)
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Keep the Sabbath day holy. ( Sunday is our Sabbath. Go to church and worship God)
Honor your father and your mother
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet. (Means wish you had what others have)
Learn The 10
Home Bible Study disciple ship training
for 22:6 in 2020
Teen Talks About Going On His Church's Mission
This Summer, 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."
are learning in church and in
"I learned that we should love everyone. Even our enemies.
---David, 11 while attending Trinity Baptist
A drawing by Tina, 3rd Grader who goes
to church through 22:6. She wrote: "I love
God and he loves me and everybody else."
"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
"Leviticus 18:22 says man should not have sex with
--Jay, 10, a participant in 22:6 Street ministry
Sunday,August 19, 2019 three children
who are members of the 22:6 Children's
Discipleship Team and a Team
Leader did a discipleship project. They visited the Natchitoches Rehabilitation
Center on Keyser Ave. The residents of this facility or either elderly or in
physical rehabilitation. Many are
lonely. The children prayed for
residents and greeted them
with "God bless yous". The smiles came.
The newly formed discipleship
team's goal is to help children
begin to spread the Christian
Gospel and practice Christian love
and Christian living daily. All
Christians are called to spread
the Gospel so that people who
have not accepted Jesus as
savior and Lord will (Matt 28:19-20).
This is very important because Jesus said that no one can get into heaven
without accepting him as savior
The children said they felt good
after the visit. Some noted the
positive effect their visit had on
the patients. The kids told their
team leader they wanted to
return and at least visit twice a
month if possible. They were told
what they felt in their hearts was
the Holy Spirit of God. Praise God..
Children who have pacipated so far: Gabby, DJ, Kirsten and Karmajae.
"I learned you should not act up in church. It's God's house." --Kaniya, 8, while attending
"I learned you are supposed to wait until you get married to have sex."
--12 year old Shardarious
Photo: Kevin Walker
"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
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.
The Coronavirus has made it necessary to reach children in their homes as churches are not yet fully open for children. 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. Witness is a main command for all Christians. Read Matthew 28:19-20.