In a lot of ways my wife and I are opposites. She is more sports minded and likes to think more about ping pong tables while I am the ever perpetual bookworm. I like sports but sports never learned to like me. She likes to be with people while I may look outgoing and very sanguine but deep inside I enjoy solitude and the people I enjoy to be with most are only those within my private circle. I am more investment and business minded. My idea of helping people is teaching them how to fish. On the other hand my wife is more philanthropic. I want to build my own “Berkshire Hathaway” while she wants to build a philanthropic foundation.
I am thankful to God that despite our differences, He has managed our individual difference and we have complimented each other. In a way my wife makes up for my weakness and I for hers.
Months ago, my wife who is a licensed social worker started a children’s ministry within our compound. I am proud of what she and her staff have accomplished. I do not take an active role in this ministry but I support it through the best way I can. Let me tell you a bit about their ministry, which is called the “Train a Child ministry.” The following is a write up about their ministry.
“Train a Child Ministry was put up with an inspiration from a bible passage that says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it, Proverbs 22:6.” With a mission of a transformative education that enhances emotional, social and intellectual development tailored to a child’s need, the center offers innovative education among children of urban poor families who are unable to send them to formal school. It caters underprivileged children ages three to fifteen in Barangay Dumlog, Talisay City.
Train a Child Ministry was established on August 8, 2009 and has accommodated about thirty five children at the moment.
The center envisions assisting disadvantaged children with free learning service for the advancement of their learning capabilities. We hold Saturday classes and will be opening daily next year. An e-library will also be opened soon. It will be an excellent venue for children to do their school work and other related assignments.
The center aspires to administer a variety of fun-learning experience which stimulates a child’s motor and social skills that promotes positive relationships among children of different age groups. As much as we can, TCM provides a safe and nurturing environment where a child can learn and develop new skills. The programs provided include: Arts and Crafts; Music; Film showing; Computer literacy; Bible stories and informative games. Through the varied learning activities that people in the ministry provide, we hope to inculcate Christian values among these children towards a healthy and Christ-centered life.
“The child is the father of the man,” and instilling his young mind through innovative learning and Christian values is a good foundation of his adult existence. To learn more about the Train a child Ministry, visit our site at http://trainachildministry.blogspot.com/.”