Our WillowWood Preschool continues to thrive. The program is clearly affecting the lives of the children who attend.
Recently, teachers told the children that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. This came as a surprise to some of them. They thought that Halloween was when we celebrate His birth. Many others did not even know that Jesus came to earth as a baby! They associate Christmas only with gifts and Santa.
This confusion about Christmas in the minds of the children is partly because they are very young - three and four years old. This is not the only reason. At least a couple of the children had simply not been taught the Good News of Christmas. How valuable for these children that each Tuesday and Thursday they are taught about God in every activity throughout the morning.
Teacher Amanda Woudstra, and assistant Monica Loewen do a super job, and the ministry is in great demand. Sixteen children attend regularly and eight more are on a waiting list. Christie Thomas, the program director, is seriously considering offering an additional, afternoon session next year.
Praise the Lord for what he is doing through this important ministry of Bethel Church. Please pray that God will continue to use the WillowWood Preschool to touch lives with his love and Good News.
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