Welsh Mission Partners with ADC on New Children's Bible Study Initiative

11th January 2018

The Adventist Discovery Centre (ADC) in partnership with the Welsh Mission (WM) are pleased to report that the 'WM Let's Explore Children's Bible Study Programme' was launched on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Maureen Rock, ADC Principal, visited the Newtown area in December 2017 and led a training event for the WM Let's Explore Bible coordinators. The training event was hosted by the WM Children's Ministries sponsor Eileen McKenzie anDSC_5727-editedd attended by eleven individuals made up of Bible coordinators, parents and children.

The event was also videoed and edited by Germain McKenzie, one of the youth from Newtown Seventh-day Adventist church and distributed to all Let's Explore Bible coordinators across the Welsh Mission thus allowing for remote adctraining and preparation for the launch.

At the time of reporting, the WM Let's Explore Children's Bible Study Programme has been embraced by eleven churches across Wales, incorporating eleven Bible coordinators and 108 students with an age range of 5 to 14 years. Eileen McKenzie reported that the first broadcast via a private YouTube link was viewed by 73 families. It is not too late for parents to sign up their children for this exciting programme. Just contact your local church pastor.

Maureen Rock, in response to this initiative said, "We at the Adventist Discovery Centre give thanks to God for the leaders and families within the Welsh Mission and solicit your prayers for the outcome of such an innovative programme."

On speaking of the launch Eileen said, "What a way to start 2018. The children are so excited. Credit must be given to the 11 coordinators who are working very hard to support the children with their lessons… all 15 lessons will be available on YouTube, and the response so far has been a blessing.

"We believe our children are a heritage of the Lord (Psalms 127:3). I would like to thank Pastor Rock, President Bran, the leadership in Wales and my family for supporting this programme."

Welsh Mission President Pastor Emanuel Bran said, "We are excited to pilot this programme in the Welsh Mission by bringing together the resources of the Adventist Discovery Centre and the giftedness of the Children's Ministries department. Although still at the early stages, we can already see great results and witness how God is able to work in the lives of our children and their families. Please continue to show your support to the work that is going on across the three Missions in the British Union Conference."

The Let's Explore Bible Study Programme is aimed at 7- to 12-year-olds allowing them to discover a friendship with Jesus through a colourful 15 lesson course. These lessons are available free of charge from the Adventist Discovery Centre. Contact us on 01923 672606; via email info@discoveronline.org.uk or via our website: www.discoveronline.org.uk.

[Maureen Rock]


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