Another fulfilling Non-Toxic Clay workshop happened in San Juan, San Ildefonso Bulacan Day Care by our collaborating with teacher, the beautiful soul, Ms. Vanessa Concepcion together with her students and their ready and attentive parents.
Joshua shared for about 20 minutes some Biblical words of wisdom projected onto the blackboard. That was after some praise in song lead by sister Veronica Calderon, and, of course, prayer. Joshua notes how his not really knowing much Tagalog hindered his sharing, and so, he now has planned to take some language classes with a local, certified teacher. But, even beyond his broken Tagalog and the projector being unplugged in mid-presentation, the focus on pray, care, and share was well received.
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at
home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed
and when you are getting up. -Deuteronomy 11:19 (NLT).
Afterwards, we asked the parents what they learned from the words, and one spoke about the importance of intentionally teaching our children at home, that she learned a new application of responsibility.
Quality and quantity time, support, love, encouragement are vital to a child’s social and emotional stability.
Another mother said she understands that the main thing for us in life is to show our children the meaning of salvation in the love of Christ holding all things together. Now these kids will surely remember that “We are the clay, and He (Jesus) is the potter.
But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father, we are the clay, and Thou our potter; And all of us are the work of Thy hand. -Isaiah 64:8
We are all truly great full for the success of this outreach-workshop. Seeing those clay being formed in their little hands with the guidance and support of their mothers, teacher, and all the local volunteers/fathers who helped in lifting and kuya louie for fixing electrical wiring to ventilate the room/for Ibee capturing videos and most of all to God for bringing us together in this wonderful experience in raising the quality of life family to family, community to community, building with Pray, Care & Share.
Special thanks to Museo Pambata for their book donations, a few of which were also given to the Day Care. Bayanihan, to God be the Glory.
Photo Credits: Teacher Vanessa & Sis Veronica