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by Grace Chen
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and everyone had to shelter in place, the Children’s Ministry Department moved to cyberspace with the help of our volunteer workers. Throughout this year, we tried various formats to minister to our children. We started out before the Summer by holding weekly Time with Abba sessions. Then we held an online Kids Adventure Camp during the summer. And as the new school year began, we started a weekly evening Kids Prayer Club. Throughout this season, we’ve gathered our children online to worship every Saturday morning. We’ve even created our own YouTube channel since March. We produced various video lessons appropriate to our children for those who could not attend the weekly meetings. Consequently, we accumulated a lot of video resources and starting a couple of weeks ago, we adapted some of these videos, re-edited them into either Bible story or craft videos, adding Chinese subtitles, and broadcasted them over the internet. There are 16 such videos and they have generated about 10,000 views over the past week. Read more
by Betty Young
Our ESL ministry has been serving the Rockspring community for many years. I speak on behalf of every ESL teacher when I say that our most pressing desire is to share the Gospel with our students. As we teach our classes, our foremost thought is the salvation of each and every student. Yes, we can teach English, help them become US citizens, help tutor their children and even befriend them, but our best gift is and will always be salvation. Salvation is the most precious and costliest gift we can give our students. It meets the greatest need, brings the greatest blessing and has the most lasting results.
Pre-COVID19 we often saw our students every Tuesday and Thursday evening nine months out of the year. Some of the teachers saw them more often than their own family members. No wonder that we care so much for them. And now, during these COVID19 times, teachers have continued to keep in touch. We have provided our students free food boxes provided by our church and we hope and pray that we will one day be able to serve again as ESL teachers. Read more
By Allison Tran
What’s up friends?! My name is Allison; I’m a youth here at SJCAC and wanted to share about my journey to Gainesville, Georgia this summer.
I started this journey with Adventures in Missions (AIM) thinking that I would be going to Peru this past summer. Because of COVID I was given the alternative option to take a domestic trip to Gainesville, Georgia. Originally, I applied for this secondary trip because I had already fundraised. As the time got closer for me to leave, I was extremely excited to be surrounded by new people who would push me in my walk with the Lord. I was excited to experience missions in this country, be in a new state, and draw closer to God’s heart. When I got there, I sat alone one morning and struggled. I realized that I had signed up for this trip without fully asking if God wanted me there. Read more