It is Monday, 18th April 2022, the day after the Resurrection Sunday, and the children from the Kumasi Apostle Working area take their turn to fellowship with their Apostle. Call it a “Questions and Answers” section of a Sunday School lesson and you would not have been too far from right; it was an enjoyable and interactive day, garnished with a beautiful serving of a role play and bible recitals.
Apostle Amos Osei-Du met these young brothers and sisters at the Kumasi Central Church where he served them with a bible passage from Colossians 3:20 “Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord”
The Apostle began with anecdote of an interaction between a father and his child:
“A father once asked his child to inform anyone who came looking for him of his absence, although he was home. A few moments later, as the father reclined to his bed, there was a knock on the door, followed by a request: ‘Little boy, where is your dad’? As instructed by his dad, the child responded: ‘My dad said if you come looking him, I should tell you that he is not home, but he is in the bedroom.’”
The children laughed. And the Apostle took the opportunity to explain how children, by nature, stand for the truth, even if adults tell them otherwise. He advised them to always be truthful and admonished parents to equip their wards with nothing but the truth.
Obey your parents in the Lord
He advised the children to obey their parents in all things but also added that parents must guide their children in the things that please the Lord. “Not every action of some parents are in line with the will of the Lord and parents must guard against them.”
But the service took a slightly different twist, specifically for the occasion as the drew their attention to the altar in an interactive way:
Apostle: Have you ever heard of Samuel in the bible?
Apostle: Who were the parents of Samuel?
Children: Elkanah and Hannah.
Apostle: Fantastic. Clap for them.
The Apostle thereafter shared a short story of how Hannah, who sought to bear a child, was always before the Lord in prayer till she was answered. Samuel was born, and his parents dedicated him to serve the Lord. He was obedient to the Lord and His work. “For God to use us for His work, let us be obedient to His word and be humble”.
In conclusion, the Apostle advised the children to always attend Sunday School and divine services when the time is due. “Be obedient to your teachers and may it be well with you all”, he said.
A team of children from the Central Congregation recited verses from the Holy Bible and also staged a play on Jesus’ feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread with two fishes.
There were 212 children in attendance. The Apostle was assisted by the District Rectors.