“…For He is the living God
And he endures forever;
His kingdom will not be destroyed,
His dominion will never end.
He rescues and he saves;
He performs signs and wonders
In the heavens and the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
From the power of the lions.”
In the pit of danger and threat, Daniel made a stand to never bow down any other God. When the king’s decree seemed all powerful and aggressive, he was not intimidated by the perils that await his decision, for he was yet to prove that he believes in a God who’s way incomparable to the rest of the gods believed to exist.
This January, we were joined by volunteers in our Taste of Hope Program in Sto. Tomas. Also, we were privileged to be helped by one of our partners from Saudi Arabia and visited by our partners in Baguio City. It was such a remarkable experience.
The children were always so ready to play games! We played Pass the Message and though the messages changed when it reached the end of the line, nothing could change or even replace the joy in each one’s heart as they achieve the goal of winning. The winning team gets a free taho (courtesy of our volunteer who sells taho for a living).
The energy seemed unlimited. So we incorporated a game in the Bible story with three characters – Daniel, King, Lion – each character was represented by a group and they were supposed to create a sound each time the name was mentioned during the story telling. The children learned that making a stand for the right things especially when it comes to God and our convictions would be remarkably rewarded. They also learned that our God protects us from harm and evil. And that if we make a decision to do what’s right, others would see the faithfulness of God in our lives just like what happened to the king who was astonished by the God of Daniel. After witnessing what happened, the king declared the aforementioned verses.
It has been proven through ages that God is a God who protects. We’d like to thank all of you who include us in your daily prayers to be continually covered by His protection; and most especially for praying for these children – that they may always be safe and healthy, and that they may grow up with convictions as they continue this life’s journey.
Never cease praying.