Let The Little Children Come

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In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  To that end, 2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that MAG has hosted VBS in remote Honduras.  Bringing a focused children’s ministry to the region around MAG’s Honduras base has become a yearly endeavor for MAG missionary, Carmen Garrigan.  This year, Sean and Carmen were joined by their friends Jack and Jenn McComas from Dayton, Ohio. The McComas are founders and directors of the Dayton Student House of Prayer (SHOP) and were a huge asset to the 2019 Honduras VBS team.

For six days, this year’s VBS team served the children of Rus Rus and Suhi with powerful lessons about God’s great love.  The theme verse for this year was John 10:14 “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”  Jenn helped to spearhead the teaching, and she focused on helping the children understand God’s word through 4 points of prayer:

1. Start your heart

2. Look to See

3. Stop and listen

4. Agree with me

The children enjoyed sound Biblical teaching followed by activities, crafts, and lots of outside play time.  One of the primary focuses this year was to include, train, and equip local teenagers to be a part of the ministry team.  Much time was spent preparing them to lead small groups.  Carmen reflected, “It was so precious to spend time with our cohort of teen girls each afternoon and help them grow in their prayer lives and ministry skills.”

Evidence of that growth was seen when two of the teenage girls decided to be baptized in the Rus Rus River.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Carlos Paz, MAG’s Director of Pastoral Ministry, and Honduras Program Director.  Ricardo, President of our Honduran NGO, Grupo de Aviacion Medico de Honduras.  Esau Nunez  Sean and Carmen Garrigan, MAG missionaries  Jenna and Jack McComas of Dayton Student House of Prayer.

Carlos Paz, MAG’s Director of Pastoral Ministry, and Honduras Program Director.

Ricardo, President of our Honduran NGO, Grupo de Aviacion Medico de Honduras.

Esau Nunez

Sean and Carmen Garrigan, MAG missionaries

Jenna and Jack McComas of Dayton Student House of Prayer.

Rus Rus VBS

Rus Rus VBS

Suhi VBS

Suhi VBS

Teen ladies who assisted with VBS at Rus Rus and Suhi.

Teen ladies who assisted with VBS at Rus Rus and Suhi.

Teen assistants, Niurka and Naomi being baptized in the Rus Rus River.

Teen assistants, Niurka and Naomi being baptized in the Rus Rus River.