The past few weeks we went to visit a few families in Auckland, Tauranga and Matamata. We were very humbled by the hospitality people have shown us by allowing us in their homes.
It was great to be able to help answer some questions others had. They were mainly about training up children in the homes. This topic is coming up quite a lot as most of the families we visit have young children.
For us as a family, the reason why we are able to travel with three young children (5, 3 and 1 years) comfortably is because God has shown us the importance of investing time in properly training our children to be obedient and grateful. This is an ongoing, everyday training for us at the moment. And other families have seen the difference in our children’s behaviour.
It is great to see some mothers understanding the importance of training their children as part of Kingdom work. We will continue to share our experience and knowledge in child training as long as the need is there.
Also, we would love to see more families making a conscious decision and effort to come out of the thorns of this world. To focus on the things above and not below. To store up treasures in heaven, not on earth. To be available and have the time to disciple one other person to be more like Jesus in their life.