Children become ‘fishers of men’

2016-08-17 06:00
ONE of the groups during their handcraft session. Here they are designing handmade trophies.

ONE of the groups during their handcraft session. Here they are designing handmade trophies.

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CHILDREN, all from different Sunday school parishes of the Northern Cape Circuit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa, were sent on a mission to become “fishers of men”.

They were all excited by the responsibility of being sent on a mission to recruit at least one child to their respective Sunday schools.

The gathering was for the annual Sunday School Rally, where 8 out of 12 Sunday school parishes were accompanied by at least 26 teachers and 3 pastors.

Come, follow me, I will make you fishers of men, was the gateway from the Bible verse of Mark 1:17 that the 265 children referred to when they left Deo Gloria on Sunday (07/08).

According to the Bible script, Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee when he saw Simon and his brother, Andrew, who were fishermen casting a net into the lake: Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will send you out to fish for men.

At once they left their nets and followed Him.

The rally that was opened by Dean Tlaisego Khunou saw children divided into four groups to do handcrafts, art and drama.

The event also saw the children hand over groceries to 3L Development, based in Warrenton.

3L Development also benefitted from the initiative in 2015 when they held their rally at the Transca Resort in Warrenton, according to the chairperson of the Northern Cape Circuit Sunday School, Claudia Oliphant.

They also saw the need to give more to the same soup kitchen due to the dire need that they discovered at the centre.

She highlighted that they had drama in the form of Bible study in an effort of dramatising the theme, Come follow me, I will make you fishers of men.

“It is for the children to understand the message clearly and better,” explained Oliphant.

“That way, each child will also understand the importance of why each of them was to recruit their peers.

“They are encouraged to start from home or within their respective families and also concentrate on fishing old church members back,” she concluded.

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