Cognizant of the value of understanding children’s behaviors and attitudes in caring for them well, the Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija Ecclesiastical District leadership sponsored a seminar on basic child psychology for Children’s Worship Service officers and the CWS members’ parents.
Held on February 12, 2022 at the Local Congregation of Sta. Rosa’s house of worship, the seminar was led by Brother Joseph Amarille, a minister assigned in the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) office. The rest of the local congregations, 64 in all, and two extensions in the district connected through videoconferencing.
Mary Lyn Ison, one of the parents who attended the seminar said, “Indeed, proper upbringing of children must start at home.”
What parents teach their children should be “in accordance with God’s will,” added Brother Eduard Fermin, a minister of the gospel.
On top of child psychology insights that he shared with the attendees, Brother Amarille, by using the Bible, highlighted the need for continuous guidance of children. He said that even when time would come they become independent, to the point of having their own families, parents should still be there ready to properly guide them. He emphasized that as true Christians, God’s will should always be their constant reminder.
Reminded of the relevance of her duty in helping Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) parents raise God-fearing children, Amalia Ronela Buado, a CWS officer from the Local Congregation of Zaragoza, said, “I will continue to be united in the aim of the parents in introducing to the children the teachings of God that we faithfully uphold inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ). Most especially, I will help the children under my care give value to the worship of God.”
On behalf of his fellow CWS officers, Edwin Mendoza, a CWS teacher from the Local Congregation of San Fernando, enthusiastically said, “We are all the more excited to apply right away all that we’ve learned in the seminar.” — With reports from INC News Section