In March of 2020, all the students in the Philippines were sent home because of the Covid mandates. And that is where they have been for 2-½ years . . . at home! During that time, the students either had to go online to continue their education or parents, like those in our village, had to go to the school building once a week to pick up lessons for the students to do at home. Now finally a few weeks ago, the public schools in the Philippines have been reopened and students have been allowed to return to classes!
In celebration of this, we decided to host a Teacher Appreciation Day at the church this past Sunday with a desire to say “thank you” to these teachers who have endured these past couple of years. But ultimately, we wanted to share the Gospel message with them. There is a high school and college in a nearby town, but the only school in the village is the elementary school. The Lord blessed this service with all the teachers of the elementary school in attendance, along with a dozen college students who are currently studying to become teachers.
During this service, the children of Kids’ Bible Club sang a song and shared some coloring pictures with their teachers. And Boboy, a church leader, shared a message entitled “Jesus the Greatest Teacher of All.” Not only is Jesus the Truth (John 14:6), but He also taught the true way to obtain everlasting life (John 6:47).
Please pray with us that these teachers and the visitors will cling to the truth of Jesus’ words and believe in Him as their Savior. Thank you.