My family lived on the island of Manihiki in the Cook Islands before we moved to Fiji, where my father studies at Fulton College. We should have been excited about going to Fiji, but we hated to leave Manihiki. We had lived there for several years, and it had become home to us.
Here at the Betikama church the children’s ministry department looks after the children and organizes programs that help to nurture our lives to follow in the steps of our great Teacher—Jesus—our Leader, Guide, Captain, and Friend.
Dyan and Ryan’s mother didn’t grow up going to any church. As the boys told her about Sabbath School each week she became interested in learning more. Finally, she decided that she would go with the boys that week.
Ryan is so glad that he invited his brother, mother, and father to come with him to learn more about Jesus and His Word, the Bible. He’s also happy that the Adventist church near where he lives has a nice lamb shelter for the children.
The parents are happy about what the children are learning, and were especially happy when their children received beautiful Bibles with pictures. One Bible was given to each family. These Bibles were provided by a previous Thirteenth Sabbath Offering.
In the afternoon, Helen was invited to stay for the Pathfinder meeting. She was surprised to see so many Pathfinders! She heard about all of the fun things they did, like camping, hiking, learning how to tie knots, learning first aid, and even learning how to give sermons!
My parents tell me that one day when Jesus comes, there won’t be any more sickness or sadness or problems such as kids not having enough food or clothing. But until Jesus comes, we do what we can to help people and to tell them about Jesus.