The mission for the Fruit of the Spirit children’s book was clear when God first inspired us to write it: to bring Christ into millions of homes and into the hearts of millions of children, in as many countries as possible.
It was not about profit or fame, but rather, to reach as many children as possible all over the world.
This is why on January of 2022, we moved one step forward with this mission when we distributed the books to every child of reading age during a service at a local church on Shasha Road, Akowonjo Lagos, Nigeria called Recreation Fire and Miracles Ministries.
The following week when I returned to the church, I asked Faith, one of the girls to whom I had previously handed a copy of the book, if she had started reading the book.
“Yes,” she replied with a smile. Her mother, sitting on the chair next to her, threw her a skeptical look.
“So what did you learn?” I asked, in a bid to verify her statement.
“I learned that there is God the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit,” she responded timidly.
Her mother’s face turned into a smile, and I could detect an undertone of pride of her daughter.
My heart leapt with joy! In that moment, I realized that my job only entailed distributing the books, as instructed, while the Holy Spirit was already at work touching the hearts of children and bringing them to the knowledge of God!
The next day in church, Esther’s (pictured above) mother approached and thanked me. She mentioned that her daughter liked the book and that she herself had enjoyed the first few chapters that she had started reading. It is always encouraging when parents are equally invested in the spiritual growth of their children.
Later that week, we would also send some copies of the book to children at another church in Port Harcout, Nigeria, where God would continue touching their hearts.
Join us on our mission if you can help bring the Fruit of the Spirit books to more children in a home, church or community that you know.
Also, if you have stories from any part of the world, of what your child has learnt from the Fruit of the Spirit book or how they have been transformed, we would like to hear from you.
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Pictured above: Judith (Author) with Esther Chidera Obinna, Victor, and Emmanuel.
Posted with permission from their parent and/or branch pastor (Pastor Victor Obinna) and Prophet Austin Idahosa (General Overseer, www.RFMM.org)