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Filipino Capitol Kids Lead Kids Evangelism Series

Story by Tiffany Doss
Published 6/11/12

Carlo Celestial delivers his message titled “Jesus, A Life-Long Friend.”

Eight children from Potomac Conference’s Filipino Capitol church in Beltsville, Md., preached, prayed and led in song service for, “Jesus, My Friend,” an evangelistic series covering character building, health tips and hidden talents.

This for-kids-by-kids series drew a weekly group of about 30 children, 10 from the community. In April, church members went door to door to invite families with children to come to the series. Church leaders hoped that children will come to the event and parents will stay with them and hear the messages as well.

“Several adults have expressed to me how they were moved to tears by the sermons and appeals made by the child preachers at the conclusion of their presentations,” said Pastor Lemuel Niere. “The kids' evangelism program is not only designed to train the children to be proclaimers of the Word, but to also share the gospel of salvation to other small children. At the close of the series, we have plans for baptisms.”

The weekend was also an opportunity for five people who had been studying the Bible to join the church through baptism. However, a total of 70 people were baptized in the weeks prior to and following the meeting. On Friday night, 10 people also committed to take Bible studies.

“This is the first time a program like this has been done at [our church],” said Niere. “It will be given careful evaluation.”

Andrea Lacson offers the opening prayer during the kids evangelism series..

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