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Children’s Ministry

 

CRC Missions International is involved in many children’s ministries around the world. It is our privilege and responsibility to train and equip our children to be able to stand strong in the face of opposition and show the reality and life transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 27:3 says: Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Children are indeed a gift from God. As we invest in our children and win more young souls for Christ, great things will happen!

Below is a snapshot of the main children’s ministries that CRC Missions International is involved in:

  • Always Remember Kids Ministry

  • Early Learning Mobile School

  • Preschools

  • Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Children’s Homes

  • Feeding Programs

  • School Assistance Program

 
 

Always Remember Kids Ministry

Nation: Papua New Guinea

The Always Remember Kids (ARK) ministry started in 1999. The purpose of this ministry is to reach neighbourhood children for Christ. Many of these children are unchurched. During their ministry time they enjoy singing, telling Bible stories, memorising Bible verses, eating and praying.

Many lives have been changed through ARK ministry. People have been healed and delivered from the bondage of sin. It is not just children that experience this, the adults experience all of this too. In addition to these benefits, they have also seen less rascalism in the streets.

 
 

Early Learning Mobile School

Nation: Papua New Guinea

The Early Learning Mobile School (ELMS) commenced in July 2014 in response to the need for education for children living in settlements around Port Moresby.

They use a truck that converts into a classroom. The ELMS program involves a team teaching four to seven year old children how to read and write, using a planned phonics program. These children are given a foundation in God’s Word that can be applied in their lives. They use creative teaching approaches, songs, games and fun activities in order to share God’s love.

Children’s lives are changed through this program. Some children who are now attending school have topped their class in academics, leadership roles and in their behaviour and character. When the ELMS team first started in the Tete settlement, it was very unsafe, with many alcohol related problems. In recent years some mothers told the team how the settlement has become safer. The leaders have shut down shops selling alcohol and the drunkards get chased out.

 
 

Preschools

NationS: Fiji, Vanuatu and Sri Lanka

Fiji

Bethel Crusade Preschools began in Suva in 1994 with nine children. Since then approximately 3,000 children have been through and graduated from the preschools. Bethel Crusade Preschools have expanded to reach a total of eight preschools located throughout Fiji in Sigatoka, Suva, Lakena, Savusavu, Nacavanadi, Labasa, Daku and on Koro Island.

Primary schools are asking our teachers to tell our preschool parents to consider their schools for their children’s further education. Many of the children who graduated from our preschools in the past are now police of cers, nursers, teachers, local airlines workers, in university etc.

For more information and latest news about the preschools please visit Bethel Crusade Preschools’ Facebook page.

Our preschools are currently running a three year tax deductible project. If you would like to discover more about the project please visit Global Development Group or you can look at the Tax Deductible Projects tab of this website.

Vanuatu

On February 23, 2016 the first CRC preschool class with 18 students and two teachers began in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Students range from 3-5 years of age and they came from different denominational backgrounds. Classes are held in the morning from 8am to 11:30am. In addition to our first preschool, located in Port Vila, we also have a second preschool located in Eratap.

The team at our Port Vila preschool provide a daycare and a feeding program to the preschool students. Daycare is provided after preschool hours for children with working parents. After parents finish work they collect their children by 5pm. The feeding program includes lunch and dinner and is available for these students that stay on later.

Sri Lanka

Our preschool in Sri Lanka is located in Vavuniya in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

 
 

Primary and Secondary Schools

NationS: Papua New Guinea, United States of America and Uganda

Papua New Guinea

Sunrise Bethel Christian School is located on the grounds of Bethel Tabernacle of Praise Church and has approximately 250 students.

Sunrise Bethel Christian School is a non-denominational, co-educational school and is located on the grounds of Bethel Tabernacle of Praise Church. The school currently has approximately 250 students.

For further information please visit their website. The school is also available to accept tax deductible donations. Please visit the Tax Deductible Projects tab of this website to learn more.

United States of America

Faith Christian School in Walhalla, South Carolina is associated with Faith Christian Center, our national CRC centre in the United States of America.

The school offers a Christ-centered innovative learning experience, where character development and the role of the parent is paramount. Faith Christian School offers an individualised course of study that meets the needs of each student, enabling them to excel at their own pace, encouraging them to achieve and ‘want’ to learn.

For further information please visit their website.

Uganda

The CRC is affiliated with Upward Junior School in Uganda. The school is located in a rural town four hours north of the capital city of Uganda, Kampala. The initial vision of the school was to provide education for deaf children. The school now has fully equipped classrooms and trained teachers. Their first five deaf children began in the second term of 2018.

 
 

Children’s Homes

NationS: Sri Lanka and Myanmar

Sri Lanka

The children homes in Sri Lanka have been in operation since 1998 when the first home opened with 11 girls. Since then two new homes have been built to house more girls on the same property. A property was also purchased in order to build a new home for boys. All of the children in the homes have been affected in some way by the war and civil unrest in Sri Lanka. This has resulted in them being displaced, physiologically affected and discriminated against. The homes have government permission to care for up to 40 children overall. The age of children generally ranges from 5-18 years. The homes maintain a family-like environment by ensuring a high level of individual care, with a ratio of approx. 1:5 carers to children.

The homes ensure all children under their care are sent to primary and secondary schools within the community, assures all medical and healthcare needs are met, provides all subsistence needs (i.e. food, clothing, shelter, water, sanitation, recreation etc.), and commits to continually support their overall physical, emotional, mental and intellectual development. These homes do not seek to simply provide welfare for the children that are suggested to our team; they seek to empower children to be all that they can be.

Our children’s homes are currently running a three year tax deductible project. If you would like to discover more about the project please visit Global Development Group or you can look at the Tax Deductible Projects tab of this website.

Myanmar

The Myanmar Project has been running for several years in Mandalay. In partnership with a pastor from Myanmar, Portlife Church now assists formerly at-risk children. They live at the Life House, attend a local school and are thriving in a small family setting. God has enlarged their vision to include more children and families in Mandalay, so they now work alongside the Beulah Preschool, as they outwork their vision to care for younger children.

For further information please visit their website.

 
 

Feeding Programs

NationS: Philippines and Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Thousands of children have been ministered to throughout the Philippines by our feeding programs. Our children’s feeding programs use strict attendance and monitoring records and are run for children in three age groups – 3 to 6 year olds (Level 1), 7 to 10 year olds (Level 2) and 11 to 14 year olds (Level 3).

Multiple activities are included within the feeding programs – feeding, Bible teaching, Gospel preaching, prayers for the children and their families, prayers for the communities, world missions orientation, games, memory verses, praise and worship, and assignments on the Bible. These programs may also go further to include children camps, family visits and Christmas gift giving.

CRC children’s feeding programs differ from other feeding programs throughout the Philippines. The team do not simply seek to provide food to children to fill their stomachs on a short term basis. They aim to provide education on nutrition and to provide nutritious meals so the health of children and their families may improve long term.

Papua New Guinea

A monthly feeding program held at Bethel Tabernacle of Praise reaches children from the Tete settlement north of Port Moresby.

 
 

School Assistance Program

Nation: Philippines

The School Assistance Program (SAP) provides the basic needs for children to attend school. This includes basic school fees, school supplies and a uniform. This program consists of assistance only rather than a full sponsorship program. The idea is to allow other opportunities for the parents and individuals to be resourceful and creative – as part of Filipino Culture.

SAP is sponsored in three ways - through CRC churches in Australia, local sponsors (local leadership and churches) and individual sponsors.

 
 

To donate towards any of these children’s ministries please click the link below.

Please email finance@crcmissions.org with notification of your donation and indicate which children’s ministry you would like it to go towards.

 
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