The children in grades K-1 at Eddlemon Adventist School in Spartanburg, S.C., have learned about Samuel, who was close to their age when he was taken to the temple to be Priest Eli’s special helper. After learning about the duties Samuel faithfully performed, the children have been experiencing what his story might have been like if it happened today.
Armed with the resolve to do their best work, the children enter the sanctuary of the Spartanburg Church every Tuesday, and dutifully straighten every hymnal. They pick up bulletins and papers, throw them in the trash, and re-supply the tithe envelopes. They have to use their math skills to determine how many tithe envelopes are needed to bring the total number in each slot to five. They discuss with their teacher the importance of taking care of church property in whichever church they attend. The students work together cooperatively, and are happy to help their friends who need assistance. Just as it is recorded in 1 Samuel 2:11 regarding the child Samuel, “He ministered unto the Lord,” the children at Eddlemon Adventist School are following in His footsteps as they learn to “minister unto the Lord” through service.
Carolina | May 2017