Recognising The CallPart 2
(From the series:Ministering Through Songs)
Janice Simone Ramkissoon
11th November 2009
God gave me the opportunity to release the seeds that He has given me through songs, storytelling sessions and just by being compassionate, gentle and loving to these children [sometimes just a hug and an encouraging word is what is needed] and I am now able to see the fruit in various ways. My last day as a Midday Supervisor, I was singing, ‘Jesus Loves me this I know’, and was urged to ask the child holding my hand: “Did you know that Jesus loves you?” He said, “No!” An opportunity was created to minister to that child (a Leukaemia sufferer) and other children, that day. I used the opportunity to teach them, through a song, that God loves them. The playground was brightened up that afternoon with the beautiful melodies coming from the children singing, “Yes, Jesus Loves me…” before going back to class.
As we waited for the class teacher to arrive we sung Christmas carols. It was a beautiful way to end my time with the children. Our eyes were opened to God’s beauty surrounding us that day and made my last day as a Midday Supervisor a memorable one. God keeps on multiplying and I keep on praising.
Having given up the Midday supervising role, I was still a volunteer at the school as a Parent-Helper (doing the work of a (TA) Teaching Assistant). The last class I had was 1C (The year one students in Miss Clark’s class). I had taught a group of children from that class a song: “Ask, Seek and Knock” on one of our trips to the Wardown museum. Shortly before I ended my time with the school they were singing the song back to me (I didn’t think that they would have remembered it). I was blessed! So overwhelmed I could not stop smiling. I was then able to use the song in a teaching session on the spot and also at Sunday school the following Sunday. Something as simple as a song can get the message of God’s love across to His children. Beautiful!
My heart’s desire is to help hurting souls. I believe that God has brought me back to this day in high school in order to help me re-focus. Looking at my journey so far, I found that through the many heartaches of the past, I’ve always spoken to God in Psalms and Solos. He also speaks to me through songs. Therefore, I believe this has much to do with the ministry He has planted in my path. And through this I will be teaching, evangelising and helping to heal hurting souls. Following the command given in Matthew 28:19-20:
19) “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
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