Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I used to do this on my other site but I'm doing it here now because this week's theme is "MINISTRY" and I wanna share with you the ministries me and hubby are doing in our church.

My husband is the music ministry leader and he really has the gift of music, he leads us into worship every Sunday and other church gatherings, I joined the worship team when we got married not because he's my husband but because I know in my heart I do love to sing for the Lord. So I've been a back-up singer ever since and we both enjoy this. There were also low moments in the ministry like when some musicians left us but we know God meant it for good.

I love this ministry. God put this in my heart last January 2007 and I am so glad that we are now on our second year.Last year we had 3 highschool and one college student.Today, we support 5 students. All of them came from a poor family and all of them wants to finish school. I pray that God will use this ministry to help them and in return they'll be of help to their families too.It's like teaching them how to fish.

This is also a ministry that is very close to my heart, every Saturday, our church go to five slum areas and feed around 40 to 50 children per area, we also read to them bible stories, have games and some coloring. We also do hygiene day where we bring them to the center (church) and bathe them, feed them, cut their hairs for free and treat their wounds.At the end of the day we give them some hygiene products like toothbrush, toothpaste and the like. We also have daily Vacation Bible School during summer. Last July we had a quarterly birthday celebration for the kids and they enjoyed it so much. It pains to know that most of the kids never had a birthday celebration in their lives. This coming September we will be having a "Kid's Praisin town-ala school fair" , we want to treat the kids and we want them to feel special and loved.

Here are some old pictures, this was when we brought them to the park.

There are also some pictures here.

I am thankful that God has given us the privilege to serve HIM through all these ministries. I know most of the times I get tired but God is good. He has been so good to us and yes, He never left us, even when we feel we are walking through the dark valleys, I can feel God's presence with us in these ministries He has entrusted us.

I am thankful to everyone who support these ministries, our friends from UK, our churchmates, our church leaders, our pastor, and even people who do not know us at all but is supporting the ministry. Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart.

See some of the entries to Thankful Thursday here.

I wish I could write better though.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such great ministries.

Nancie said...

Thanks for this beautiful thankful post. You do write very well! Thank God for His blessing on the various ministries. It is very encouraging to read of you and your husband's love for the Lord and His people. And your church too is such a loving and kind church to reach out to these needy and precious children. Lovely photos.

It is my prayers that God will continue to bless your labours of love and give you joy and strength always in serving Him. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

beverlybygrace said...

What a blessing that God is using you and your husband in such a powerful way.

God Bless

Kristi said...

Keep up the good work. God is certainly using you to further His Kindgdom. Blessings to you.

Erica said...

You are a great writer, especially because your heart for the Lord and others shines through.
Thanks for sharing

Peculiar said...

Isn't it wonderful to join our Lord in His work. It's wonderful when you realize that God doesn't need us to get His work done, but He chooses us to join Him to get done what He can perfectly well do on His own. He wants a relationship with us and we are privileged to serve Him.

Keep up the good work in Jesus and don't grow weary in well doing. You'll be rewarded.

Serendipity said...

Thank you for sharing about such a wonderful ministry. And you write beautifully.

Remain blessed!