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+139 children participated in Home Bible Study/Street Ministry in 2018. Ministry is new. It began in February 2018.

110 snacks were given to children in Home Bible Study and Street Ministry in 2018. Each child had to repeat one thing learned before getting a snack. Before leaving a teaching session, Team Leaders work with each child to make sure the child can repeat at least one thing learned. It takes time sometimes, but all children can be taught something. (Some children refuse snacks---but that is rare. ) Snacks are potato chips, or cookies or candy suckers. All snacks are fresh and new, purchased within a week and always sealed and packaged.

+61 new children were reached through Home Bible Study/Street Ministry

+51 Christmas gifts were given to children in Home Bible Study/Street ministry. Gifts were distributed in Thomas Apts, Pavie Street and Fairgrounds Road Area on the days of December 23, 25 and 26, 2018 and were sponsored by Rodriguez family, members of 1st Baptist 2nd Street. 

51 free New Testaments were given to children in 2018. 10 free full Bibles were given to children: 61 total free Bibles.

+22 children participated in Basketball Bible Study Ministry at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in July. There were 2 adult volunteers.

+12 parents participated in Home Bible Study with their children. (Pray that more parents will attend church with their children.) 1 adult prayed to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. 1 child prayed to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. 

+During Vacation Bible School in summer, 14 children were taken to churches to participate in VBS. Churches were Trinity Baptist and First Baptist Second Street, Natchitoches, LA. 1 Volunteer driver helped.

+From January to February, each week 10 Children were transported to church through church rides ministry. Then 22:6 van broke down. So Roger and Mary at Trinity Baptist volunteered to take four beginning in March and still do.  Remaining children were then taught through Home Bible Study/Street Ministry, Praise God! Thank you Jesus!

+There were 280 individual ministry encounters with children in 2018. Lessons were taught and learned and repeated by each child at each one in order to qualify as a success.  Each child was given a snack.

+139 children could repeat Bible lesson’s main point when quizzed.

Children received 302 snacks in 2018.

+Bible reading: in Home Bible Study, all children began to read the New Testament. All read chapters one through five of Book of Matthew.  This reading and study of Matthew continues in 2019, God willing.


+Two pre-teens went to church on their own (a goal of 22:6 is to inspire children 12 and over to begin go to church on their own without 22:6, so they can seek a personal relationship with Jesus without being pushed to do so.) It's like a graduation from us but not from God. Prayerfully that relationship grows as the child goes through school.


+Started 22:6 Internet Bible Club using website and phone to reach children out of state or just those who use computers a lot.  All Internet visits are approved by parents first. In 2018 two children joined in Stockton, California. They have had four Bible lessons and earned rewards which they received. Internet Bible Club members get rewards by mail. They receive McDonald’s gift cards when they can successfully repeat lessons. 

+Total number of children reached through all 22:6 ministry programs in 2018: 154.  Volunteers in 2018: 5, Locations reached in 2018: Louisiana and California (over the Internet). All praise to God. Pray for more and better in 2019!  There is much more work to do and many more children to be reached. Pray for us to reach them in more places in 2019. Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers in 2018. God used you to reach children for Christ. “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.” –Proverb 22:6


report 2018


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."

Good, Caring Sunday School Teachers Draw Children to Churches


Jonathan, Mary and Peggy of Trinity Baptist  in Natchitoches, Louisiana have been instrumental in helping children like Ryndell feel at home.  Trinity is very popular with children who otherwise would not be able to go to church.  There are many other churches that also welcome children and put energy into helping them learn about God. Pray for these churches---that we will find more wherever God sends us. And pray for more resources to bring more children into them so they can be a part of the body of Christ. Pray as well that their families will join them.

22:6 gives children rides to church. But it is God who orchestrates whether or not they will be drawn into the church and become Christians. The Bible makes it clear that it is God who gives the increase. He uses many methods and various people to accomplish this soul-saving work.  One of his tools is a good Sunday School staffed with capable, caring teachers.  It is clear that kids choose churches based on how they feel about the congregation and particularly the Sunday School staff.  In fact, even when a child is no longer being taken to church by the 22:6 van, many will continue to attend church and some become members.  Children usually don't care about the racial makeup  or class of the church.  They seem to base their decisions on how the chuch makes them feel.  In fact, many children choose churches that are very different from their neighborhoods. And sometimes of course, they choose churches that are in their neighborhood. But the thing that keeps them coming back is feeling loved. Thanks teachers.

Six Kids Baptized

God is blessing the children of 22:6 in 2023.  He blessed us last year  too, just before Christmas. We got special gifts:  9 children confessed Jesus as savior and lord. Six of those were baptized at Friendship Baptist. What a Christmas gift! Here are other highlights. Praise God!


This dad and his son participate

in the 22:6 Home Bible Study ministry 

in which a 22:6 Bible coach studies 

the Bible with a parent and child 

in their home. The parent must be

present. Several participate in the 

lessons. This encourages family

Bible study in the home. Pray

that more homes will allow

22:6 to be used to bring

the Word of God into homes. 

There is an old saying,

"the family that prays 

together, stays together."

Donald and his brother JaMichael enjoy

their reward of a snack at McDonald's.

Their older sister encourages them.


Donald, JaMichael and Karmajay won Jackets for memorizing Bible verses. They are participants in 22:6 and attend Royal Ambassador's Boy's Club, a Christian Bible club. They meet Wednesdays at 6pm at Trinity Baptist. Praise God! Pray for their continued spiritual growth.


Children visited nursing homes (after Covid 19). They gave away "spiritual gifts" such as prayers and songs to; the residents. Several children asked to do it again. The patients loved interacting with the children. Seen here is Adult Volunteer Mary and several adult volunteers outside a nursing facility on Keyser in Nachitoches, Louisiana.


A second team of boys who learned Bible verses fill up at the drink station before getting their Happy Meals.

Updated testimonies 

We recite Bible verses in the van on the way to church. When children memorize one and can tell what the verse means, they win at McDonalds prize. One boy reminded the driver that he forgot to do verses. Before the verse project, children listened to music or played noisly. But the verses create harmony among them and the spirit in the van is just better. Praise God!

22:6 started a nursing home visitation program before Covid. This year, 2022, we continued visiting when Covid restrictions were lifted. After a visit, a volunteer asked kids if they would like to visit again once a month. One boy said, "I want to go next week! Other kids agreed. 

At church, one teenager who had been having  trouble making good choices and fitting in with his peers in a good way, went to church one Sunday. He then volunteered to assist in helping with the younger kids and so far is doing that. Sometimes giving a child responsibility can make a difference. Pray for him and other kids who are having trouble adjusting. Who isn't having some issue or another?


This drawing was created by

Quinterria Lee, a  child participant in the

church rides program..

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Other highlights 



"You taught me about Jesus!" 
--Treasure Williams

Summer Basketball
Bible Study

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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.  Sunday school teachers pose with children from 22:6 who attended their classes.  (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.


Texas Outreach:
22:6 reaches out with 
witnessing trip to Waskom, 

Sunset in the Woods


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.



Children in 22:6 are learning how to witness to others and distribute God's Word: The Holy Bible

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 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 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.

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.

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more children about Jesus!
Donate to 22:6


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).

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


  "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

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

Trinity Baptist


Lesson 4A:
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.

Tell this to team leader and get a prize. 

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


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

another man." 

--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

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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

Love to hear feeback. 

Memory Classic:
"I liked being able to help the homeless feel better about themselves and making them feel respected." -
Ashton talking about a mission trip to Colorado with 1st Baptist, 2nd Street

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

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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.

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.

Thanks to 

these kind 


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


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)

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support. Call

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.

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