Monday, February 16, 2009

Tiddlers group

This is a picture of our "Tiddlers group" at our church in Gotesti

They meet on a Sunday morning in one of the rooms at the back of the church.

Over half those that come are from families who are not members in the church.

In fact we have 30 or more that regularly come and we have a serious problem with space. Larisa, who is the wife of Ruslan our deacon, and who is pictured at the back of the room confirms how the only effective way that kids of this age learn is through teaching by games and as can easily be seen from this picture there is simply no room for anything other than the kids sitting on their chairs and listening.

In fact we have the same problem for all the children's groups that meet at the church as numbers have grown.

Our middle age group (8-11) has over 30 coming and almost all from non-churched families

In short we have outgrown our facilities at least as far as our children's work is concerned - this has been a constant source of concern in this last year to Larisa and indeed all of us.

There are so many extra children coming and wanting to come. We are blessed with having 15-20 teachers and leaders for these groups of kids from 2-22, the single thing restricting us is not having suitable facilities.

We have an empty building beside the church 36m by 12m that we own but it needs a new roof and then converted inside to provide these rooms for this work

Pray with us that God provides

Pastor Mark

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