Children’s Church- Learning about Papua New Guinea

Today I had the great opportunity to teach Children’s Church.  3-7 years old kiddos aren’t my typical audience but they are super fun.  I wish I could be around for the conversations that happened at home after church.  Here is an overview of the all the exciting things we talked about- life, literacy, Jesus and scripture in Papua New Guinea.

Song Learning- Jesus Loves Everyone in the Tok Pisin language:

Jisas laikim olgeta, olgeta, olgeta.  Jisas laikim olgeta, laikim olgeta.  Laikim Papa wantaim Mama, bikpela susa, liklik brata.  Laikim yu, laikim mi, laikim olgeta.

A day in the life of an Onobasulu child:

After seeing pictures of life and homes in PNG, we read Matthew 7:24-27.

This is the story about the wise man who build his house on the rock and the foolish man who built his house on the sand.  In PNG the wise man builds his house with a strong center post and the foolish man builds his house without a strong center post.  This passage is not about the house building but instead about listening and obeying the word of God.

More Pictures from PNG, my life and working with literacy and Bible translation:

At the end of the morning the kids had lots of stories about Papua New Guinea, a cool coloring sheet and a Papua New Guinea bookmark.  Sounds like a good Sunday to me.  I hope the kids had as much fun as I did.

2 thoughts on “Children’s Church- Learning about Papua New Guinea

  1. What beautiful pictures. I so enjoyed them. You must really miss these beautiful children. What a digfferent life, but what a wonderful life. So very different from the one we grew up in. It looked to me the families are much closer. A laid back kind of life.Our lives here are on a race tract. Our children will not know what it was like for your parents and Jack and I growing up. Sad…Sad Thanks for the e-mail. Hope you and your family are doing good. Mary Anne Huth

  2. I remember that song. I also overheard my old Sunday school teacher talking about it, and how a kid got the words wrong. He was singing, “Jesus likes the old guitar.”

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