World Report

June 6, 2017

Melbourne Holds First Children’s Church

From the Superintendent's DESK

The saints in Melbourne, Australia, marked a new milestone when they held their first children’s church service on Sunday evening, June 4.

The day started with Sunday school, which had been expanded in recent months to include an eighth grade through high school class. These students took their lesson from our Answer curriculum and studied how to pray, using The Lord’s Prayer as a guideline.

Sam Ajayi, Director of Australia Work, is in Melbourne and delivered the morning message taken from Exodus 32:30-34 and Revelation 20:11-15. He admonished the congregation to ensure their names were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. He also said to be diligent as no power can remove a person’s name from that book, except the person himself by purposefully going against God’s will.

The evening service opened with a children’s instrumental ensemble playing “Pass Me Not.” Then they sang “Showers of Blessing” and “Revive Us Again.”

Several who participated in the service had received salvation during last year’s camp meeting in Sydney, Australia, and the weekend of revival meetings that followed in Melbourne. Most of the testimonies were of how the Lord had helped and kept them. However, Brother Sam said that one little boy testified to being glad that his mother is happy.

Before the message, a children’s quartet sang “Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen in Me.” The sermon was taken from John 15:14-16 and brought out that Jesus counts children as His friends if they will do His will. Following the service, both parents and children alike prayed at the altar.