Hi. I send you greetings from the Southern California Conference. I want to take a moment to appreciate you for taking the time to watch this video.

Do you remember your school years? I am sure there are many stories you remember; some bring a smile to your face, and others maybe sadness. There are many things I enjoyed from school; one of them was week of prayer. The school would bring different speakers for week of prayer. I don’t remember the name of the pastor, but there was a pastor who came and taught us a song. I don’t remember every word of what he said, but I do remember the song: “I like bananas, I think that mangos are sweet, I like papayas, but nothing can beat the sweet love of God.” The words seem to be fun, but I was not sure what was the meaning of having nothing as sweet as the love of God.

There in my young heart, I started to have a love for Jesus. I started to see how the love of God was beyond my understanding. The school became a place where I would also see God’s love. That is the case for many of our students. Our schools are centers of evangelism. Every day, our teachers minister to kids and share the love of Jesus.

Jesus stopped to make sure ministering to children was also part of his ministry.

On Matthew 19:14, we find the following verse: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Jesus stopped to make sure ministering to children was also part of his ministry. He was letting society know about the importance of little ones knowing that Jesus cared for them.

Our school are centers of evangelism, and we need make sure we take our kids to learn about God’s love. As a conference, we are in support of Christian education, we provide every year scholarships to our students. We would like to see more of our members believe in Christian education and send their kids to school. There are situations where families are not able to send their kids due to financial hardships, and that is where we see churches also creating scholarships to support their members.

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25). Did you receive a scholarship when you were young? Maybe you do not have kids but would like to support others. Now is the time to help our schools continue operating. We want to see more students coming into our schools. Please support our students by supporting our scholarship programs.

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