Sixty Korean children missionaries and their instructors were dispatched to three different places in the Philippines from December 25, 2016, to January 5, 2017. This mission project, which is called Children Missionary Movement (CMM), is hosted by the Korean Union Conference (KUC) children’s ministries department. This project is designed to encourage children to have the dream of becoming a missionary and to train them as well as to help the 1000 Missionary Movement (1000MM) missionaries in the Philippines.
The CMM program consists of three parts: training, mission work, and mission field experience. The training course was held on the 1000MM campus for the first three days. The training course has been adapted for children and includes understanding mission work and mission field, English conversation for a missionary, specific ways to do mission work, and learning from missionaries’ testimonies.
After the training, the children missionaries were divided into three groups and dispatched to their mission fields to help conduct Bible schools. The first team went to the Santa Cruz Church in Zambales. The missionaries assisted missionary Kwon HyunJu and had Bible school in the yard around the church.
The second team was dispatched to Metro Batangas Adventist Elementary School in Batangas Banaba. About 100 children and adults gathered at the assembly hall on the rooftop of the school building.
The third team lent their helping hands to two missionaries from Taiwan and the Philippines at the Masinloc Church in Zambales. The church building was not adequate for holding a Bible school; they had the school at a nearby gymnastic hall with 150 local children.
The missionary children reassembled after completing the field work. Each received a certificate for being a 9th batch CMM missionary and a CMM badge. “I hope the seed of mission will keep growing in the children’s minds so that they will become missionaries in the future,” said Pastor Min KyungCha, director of KUC children’s ministries department.