The Pathfinders Club has existed for some time in Mongolia, but the church felt the need to start a club that could provide activities and skill training for the younger children (6-9 years).
So, last April, the first Adventurers Club in Mongolia started in the Central Church of Ulaanbaatar. Since then around 10 children are attending the club regularly. The club is held three times a month on Saturdays and Sundays, based on four learning classes by age group. These classes involve physical, mental and spiritual activities, bringing balanced growth.
In one of its first meetings the Adventurers Club conducted a community service activity of cleaning the banks of Tuul River in the city of Ulaanbaatar. Beyond the obvious benefits to the community and the environment, with this simple community service the children saw the impact of their work immediately, and this gave them a sense of accomplishment, and stewardship. The participants are also starting to develop many different awards in areas of crafts, nature, recreation, spiritual development and home arts.
“Be involved with children in their developmental years is a great opportunity to share values for their future life. However, this purpose doesn’t stop here; it is just the beginning of a great ‘chain of influence’, because the children who know the Word of God through the Adventurers Club will reflect this knowledge to all of those with whom they come in contact. This is nothing else than a ‘chain of light’ that will certainly contribute to shorten the second coming of Jesus”, said Gabriela Assi, a Brazilian missionary who has supported this club.
Working with these lovely little ones is both a wonderful privilege as a great responsibility. Our club in Mongolia is very small yet, seems like an insignificant seed. But, if we love this little “seed” and take care of it with whole heart, certainly very soon we will harvest eternal fruits of salvation. Please, pray that other children can join the Adventurer Club in Mongolia and through it they could grow in love, faith, trust, and obedience to Jesus Christ, our Leader!
By Estela Silva (Volunteer Missionary) and Yure Gramacho (Communication Director) – Mongolia Mission