Children’s Worship Service (CWS) members from the Local Congregation of Oslo, Norway in the Ecclesiastical District of Northern Europe not only enjoyed watching but benefited spiritually from the Bible stories they learned.
Facilitated by CWS officers, the CWS Story Telling held on January 17, 2021 reinforced in the children essential biblical virtues and values expected of true Christians.
The children, participating from their respective homes through a videoconferencing platform, watched videos of Bible stories such as “The Garden of Eden,” “King Saul’s Jealousy of David,” and “Uzzah and the Covenant Box.”
“Each Bible story taught the children about following God’s commandments and the consequences of disobeying them. We can also add David’s realization to respect his king, even though King Saul tried to ‘eliminate’ him. This teaches us about humbleness, being respectful to whom God has chosen as leader,” Makly Ramirez, local congregation CWS president, explained.
In between these videos, CWS officers asked questions to the children to ensure that they understand each story.
“From the story of Adam and Eve, I learned that if we follow and obey God’s commandments, we will not be punished,” said Tessa Naguit, a CWS member.
The CWS members expressed joy that despite the current pandemic, they were able to participate in Church activities and learn Christian virtues and values, adding strength to their faith.
“We could see that the children enjoyed themselves and that they were happy to see each other again even though it was just for a short while and through the computer screen. Through this activity, they were once again taught the words of God which was the most important part of the activity and also the main purpose of it,” Felix Salazar, a CWS officer, observed. — With reports from INC News Section