Our Sunday School had dwindled down to one faithful student for several weeks. Something had to be done differently! So we prayed and waited on the Lord for guidance, and WHIZ Kids was born. It has not been an altogether smooth start. But we now have an average of 16 children and Little Teachers–junior and senior high helpers–every Sunday! Praise God for His tender mercies, as He desires the little children to come to Him. What has been particularly exciting has been the beginning of our Youth Group–these are some of the Little Teachers, the ones who are interested in preparing for Sunday’s ministry by memorizing the verses in Chinese and English which will be taught the next day; these are the young people who are discovering that they enjoy getting to know God and His Word better; this is what they said when we asked them why they like coming to Youth Group.
Recently we began getting into the homes of our WHIZ Kids. We met a dad, who we call Shawn. A very interesting fellow, as his English is excellent! Yet he’s a farmer with beetle-nut-stained teeth! He asked a question about angels and devils, and then he asked for a Bible. Four days later, he had read five chapters. That day he asked, “If God is love, why do people suffer so much?” We had a great spiritual conversation, and he exclaimed, “Now I know the Bible is more than a storybook! I’m going to take it more seriously!” Wow! God’s Word is transforming lives; we believe that we will see WHOLE FAMILIES transformed as the children, the youth, and their families get into God’s Word. . . and they get God’s Word into their hearts! That is what WHIZ Kids is all about!