Weekend Report: Children’s Ministry and More

by Jim on 7 February 2017

This weekend we had the privilege of having Shelli (Corina) Neufeld in Ixtapaluca for a few days. Shelli and her family have served for many years as missionaries in Hermosillo, Mexico. But in fact, during our first visit to Mexico, Shelli was with us – a part of our team that served in Mexico City and Apatzingan many years ago.

Children's ministry conference

Practical teaching at the children’s ministry conference

On Saturday the church in Jesús María hosted a children’s ministry seminar, with Shelli as the conference speaker. Four churches were represented. Shari (don’t get mixed up, now – I realize we’ve got a Shari and a Shelli in the same post!) went to a lot of work organizing the conference.

Well, Shelli’s teaching was pure gold – so many tips for teaching children (and, in fact, teens and adults too)! We heard some excellent feedback from those who attended. So after all the hard work, we’re very encouraged that there will be a positive impact on the method of teaching God’s Word in several churches.

On Sunday, at our church in Las Palmas, Shelli worked with several of those who normally teach. They put into practice much of what they learned on Saturday on Sunday.

Speaking of which, here’s Hannah teaching the craft of the day.

Hannah teaching a craftShelli also shared her testimony on Sunday morning.

So, it was a good weekend. We struggled a little because – well, we thought we were getting over whatever bug it was that we had, but apparently we either got a new one or the other one wasn’t quite finished. So Shari and I were working at significantly lower-than-normal energy. But God worked in spite of that all.

So, thanks, Shelli, for joining us! And thanks to everyone who was praying for the weekend. To God be the glory!

Shelli on Sunday

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Grandma C. February 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm

I’m thrilled that the seminar was so good! I’d say you can’t beat “pure gold”! And that describes Shelli too!

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