Mathew then introduced a card game to the children where girls competed with the boys, two girls and two boys represented a whole where cards were displayed and each party picked at random a card with K and whoever picked a card marked K would win. It was a two round pick where both sides at different rounds picked it. The relevance of the game was that there’s only one king in their lives and He’s the only one who can save them and that is Jesus. He then shared from Hebrews 13:5 GNT which reads that “... I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” and added by telling the children that God will never forsake them. He illustrated it with his hands as the children as well did for each finger representing each word.
Mathew then introduced a text from the bible story in John 3:1-8 which he shared as he was showing drawings reflecting the characters in the context; it was a story about a man called Nicodemus who was a very important man during the time of Jesus and was a Pharisee who knew the law and met with Jesus one day. Nicodemus asked Jesus what it would take to receive salvation, Jesus however replied him that unless one is born again they can never see the kingdom of heaven which He further explained that God can give new life. Even though we are born in a natural way -human way from our mothers –when we receive salvation from God we are given a brand new spiritual life. All our sins are forgiven and we are born again.
Mathew told the children that looking at Nicodemus life going to church does not make one a Christian though it is good but receiving Christ as their Lord and savior. Mathew then asked the children whether they wanted o give their lives to Christ and twenty three children surrendered their lives to Christ.
Children were later grouped into two; where from nursery to primary three formed one group and primary four to primary seven formed another.
In these groups a story from Mathew 7:24-27 was shared about two people where one constructed their house on sand and another on a hard rock in that when heavy rains and wind blew the house on the sand was swept away and the one on the rock stayed firm.
This message was teaching children to stand strong and affirmed in Christ and not to be taken away by simple afflictions or temptations. Children thus shared the the lessons they had learnt from the story saying;
- To be faithful to God
- Having strong faith in God
- Being patient among others.